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Adjective
/ˈdelikit/,
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Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality,
  1. Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality
    • - a spider's web, strong yet delicate
  2. (of a color or a scent) Subtle and subdued
    • - delicate pastel shades
    • - a delicate fragrance
  3. (of food or drink) Subtly and pleasantly flavored
    • - a delicate cream sauce
  4. Easily broken or damaged; fragile
    • - delicate china
  5. (of a person, animal, or plant) Susceptible to illness or adverse conditions
    • - his delicate health
  6. (of a state or condition) Easily upset or damaged
    • - owls have a delicate balance with their habitat
  7. Requiring sensitive or careful handling
    • - delicate negotiations
  8. (of a person or an action) Tactful and considerate
    • - the most delicate tact was called for
  9. Skillful and finely judged; deft
    • - his delicate ball-playing skills
  10. (of an instrument) Highly sensitive

Noun
  1. A delicate fabric or garment made of such fabric


  1. exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
  2. marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique; "a surgeon's delicate touch"
  3. easily broken or damaged or destroyed; "a kite too delicate to fly safely"; "fragile porcelain plates"; "fragile old bones"; "a frail craft"
  4. easily hurt; "soft hands"; "a baby's delicate skin"
  5. finespun: developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety; "the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense"
  6. difficult to handle; requiring great tact; "delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"; "a touchy subject"
  7. Delicate is the 8th studio album from Canadian New Wave band, Martha & The Muffins and was produced by David Bottrill. The first single off of the album was "Mess." This album would mark the return of them going back into the studio in 18 years.
  8. Soulcrusher is the debut album by American hard rock band Operator. The album sold over 110,000 copies and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
  9. "Delicate" is a song by Terence Trent D'Arby featuring Des'ree, released as a single in 1993. The song was written, arranged and produced by D'Arby.
  10. A delicacy is a food item that is considered highly desirous in certain cultures. Often this is because of unusual flavors or characteristics or because it is rare.
  11. (The Delicates) The Delicates were a three-girl singing group from Belleville, New Jersey, USA. The group's members were Denise Ferri, Arleen Lanzotti and Peggy Santiglia, who attended Belleville High School and formed the group in 1958 when they were 14 years old. ...
  12. A delicate item of clothing; Specifically underwear or lingerie; Easily damaged or requiring careful handling; Characterized by a fine structure or thin lines; Intended for use with fragile items; Of weak health, easily sick; Unwell, especially because of having drunk too much alcohol
  13. (delicateness) The characteristic of being delicate; fragility
  14. (delicacy) The quality of being delicate; Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy; Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance; Frailty of health or fitness; Refinement in taste or ...
  15. Used to describe light- to medium-weight wines with good flavors. A desirable quality in wines such as Pinot Noir or Riesling.
  16. As this word implies, delicate wines are light, subtle, understated wines that are prized for their shyness rather than for an extroverted, robust character. White wines are usually more delicate than red wines. Few Rhône red wines can correctly be called delicate.
  17. A well-balanced light wine, with a pleasant but unassertive smell and taste. The term is also used to describe the fragile quality of a good wine on the verge of decline.
  18. A secondary coffee taste sensation characterized by fragile sweet-subtle sensation just past the tip of the tongue. Caused by the lowest possible combination of sugars and salts that still produce a sweet cast to the taste, a combination easily broken up by other taste sensations. ...
  19. Light fragrance, flavor, and body.
  20. High frequencies extending to 15 or 20 kHz without peaks.
  21. Any wine demonstrating somewhat mild, but attractive characteristics. Occasionally used to describe well-made wines from the so-called "lesser grape" varieties.
  22. Restrained flavors and aromas that are neither strong nor intense.
  23. Light, distinctive and refined but not timid.
  24. Designates the subtle taste of a wine with less than 12% alcohol.
  25. subtle as opposed to assertive, intense, or penetrating aromas and flavors. A delicate tea may possess considerable complexity, however.