Translation of "delicacy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈdel.ɪ.kə.si/ us

something especially rare or expensive that is good to eat

In some parts of the world, sheep’s eyes are considered a great delicacy.

[ no plural ] acting and speaking carefully so that no one is offended, or the possibility of causing offence

He raised the matter with great delicacy.
I don’t think you fully appreciate the delicacy of the situation.

[ no plural ] the quality of being easy to damage or looking very easy to damage

Because of their great delicacy, the books cannot be moved.

[ no plural ] the quality of being done carefully or gently

We admired the delicacy of her brush strokes.

(Translation of “delicacy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)