The definition of subtile, sometimes spelled subtle, is something that is indirect or a very small distinction between two things.adjective
An example of subtile used as an adjective is a subtile request, such as where someone mentions their favorite musician just before their birthday, hoping to be gifted their new album.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < MFr subtil, altered (infl. by L) < OFr soutil: see subtle
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French subtil, from Latin subtīlis, fine, delicate; see subtle.
- subˈtile·ly adverb
- sub·tilˈi·ty , subˈtile·ness , subˈtil·ty noun