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English definition of “delicate”

delicate

adjective (SOFT)    /ˈdel.ɪ.kət/
B2 pleasantly soft or light : a rose with a delicate scent a delicate shade of pink We chose a delicate floral pattern for our bedroom curtains .Causing pleasure delicately     /-li/ adverb I thought you handled the situation very delicately (= in a way that avoided causing offence ). The pudding was delicately flavoured with vanilla .Fragile and breakableCausing pleasure
(Definition of delicate adjective (SOFT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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