From Middle English delicacie, from Middle English delicat, from Latindelicatus
Middle English delicaciefromdelicatdelicatedelicate
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Delicacy Sentence Examples
Delicacy of health compelled his retirement in the autumn of 1835.
The flesh of the American beaver is eaten by the Indians, and when roasted in the skin is esteemed a delicacy and is said to taste like pork.
Her singing was both warmth of sound and delicacy of nuance.
Thus the restoration and interpretation of the poems is one of peculiar delicacy and difficulty.
The imperfections of the thermopile, with which he began his work, led him, about 1880, to the invention of the bolometer, an instrument of extraordinary delicacy, which in its most refined form is believed to be capable of detecting a change of temperature amounting to less than one-hundred-millionth of a degree Centigrade.