Definition of 'delicacy'
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On our visit we were pampered by hotel staff with local delicacies including a delicious bubbling cauldron of fondue at the bottom of one of the pistes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Food is less available and expensive food such as red meat is a rare delicacy. Coping with Angina (1990)He had a delicacy of feeling and tact. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This was the fishery for what was considered a local delicacy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It specialises in seasonal local delicacies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The giant ocean mammals are considered a delicacy in Japan. The Sun (2008)Wedge politics based on a religious right agenda requires considerable delicacy in Alaska. Christianity Today (2000)South Devon crab is a neglected delicacy in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But how else to convey their fine, meticulous delicacy? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Didn't she love to eat that delicacy when he cooked it? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It lacks the fluidity, delicacy and grace of the best. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Once an expensive delicacy, it is now farmed extensively so is relatively cheap. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Countries such as France consider horse a delicacy so should it really turn our stomachs? The Sun (2013)The police deployment lasted some four hours, which gives an indication of the delicacy of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it would be a shame not get an authentic taste of island street food and home-made local delicacies. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Fried fish skeleton sounds like the last thing anyone would want to eat but it is a great delicacy in Japan. The Sun (2012)They're considered a real delicacy and are meant to pick up the flavours of the dish they are cooked in. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For those who want a more feminine approach, there is still a strong feeling of delicacy and elegance to be found. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Today I cannot help but call to mind that great delicacy of love that she had for him. Daily Readings with Mother Theresa (1993)There was something almost old-fashioned about his sweetness, about his sensitivity and delicacy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They're not going to kill us, and many countries eat them as delicacies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But here they finally were - cast in the role of massive underdogs - a rare delicacy back home. The Sun (2010)It seems amazing that some of these delicacies, so expensive today, used to be the food of the poor. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Where feminine delicacy is gone to, I don’t know! Cranford (1853)
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Translations for 'delicacy'
British English: delicacy NOUN
Delicacy is the quality of being easy to break or harm, and refers especially to people or things that are attractive or graceful.
...the delicacy of a rose.
Definition of delicacy from the Collins English Dictionary
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