The definition of something that is subtle is an indirect or very small distinction when comparing two things or ideas.(adjective)
An example of subtle is adding a new spice to a recipe resulting in a very small change in the dish’s flavor.
See subtle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sotil < OFr soutil < L subtilis, fine, thin, precise, orig., closely woven < sub- (see sub-) + tela, web < *texla < texere, to weave: see technic
See subtle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective sub·tler, sub·tlest
Origin: Middle English sotil
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin subtīlis; see teks- in Indo-European roots.
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