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English definition of “subtle”

subtle

adjective    /ˈsʌt̬·əl/
not loud , bright , noticeable , or obvious : subtle flavors a subtle shade of pink The subtle nuances of English pronunciation are hard to master . Subtle can also mean small but important : There are subtle differences between the two. subtly    /ˈsʌt̬·əl·i, ˈsʌt·li/ adverb He subtly affects the lives of everyone he encounters .
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