Meaning of “subtlety” in the English Dictionary

"subtlety" in British English

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subtletynoun

uk /ˈsʌt.əl.ti/ us /ˈsʌt̬.əl.t̬i/ approving

(Definition of “subtlety” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subtlety" in American English

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subtletynoun

us /ˈsʌt̬·əl·ti/

subtlety noun (BEING HARD TO NOTICE)

[ U ] the quality or state of being subtle or hard to notice:

Her acting was full of subtlety.

subtlety noun (IMPORTANT DETAIL)

[ C ] a small but important detail:

He’s baffled by the subtleties of modern life.

(Definition of “subtlety” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)