delicacy

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English delicacie, from Middle English delicat, from Latin delicatus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛlɪkəsi/
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NounEdit

 
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delicacy (countable and uncountable, plural delicacies)

  1. The quality of being delicate.
  2. Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy
  3. Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance.
  4. Frailty of health or fitness.
  5. Refinement in taste or discrimination.
  6. Tact and propriety; the need for such tact.

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