- The definition of subtleties are nuances, fine point details or small but distinguishing features.
The small, but unique, details about Mona Lisa's smile that make the Mona Lisa such a captivating painting are an example of subtleties.
Variant of subtlety
- the quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
- pl. subtleties something subtle; esp., a fine distinction
Origin of subtletyMiddle English sutelte ; from Old French sotillete ; from Classical Latin subtilitas