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subtlety

sub·tle·ty

subtlety

 
 
pronunciation:
suh tl ti
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: subtleties
definition 1: the quality or condition of being subtle.
The subtlety of the spices used in the soup allows the flavors of the vegetables to come through.Her husband loves slapstick comedy, but she prefers comedy with a bit more subtlety.
definition 2: something that is subtle, esp. a delicate distinction or an instance of ingenuity.
similar words:
nuance
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