An example of delicate is an unboiled egg.
An example of delicate is a finally spun piece of glass.
An example of delicate is a light and delicious cream sauce.
A delicate flavor; a delicate violin passage.
A surgeon's delicate touch.
A delicate flavor, odor, or color.
A delicate set of scales.
A delicate child.
Those clothes are made from delicate lace.
The negotiations were very delicate.
Delicate behaviour; delicate attentions; delicate thoughtfulness.
A delicate thermometer.
Delicate linen, delicate skin.
A delicate difference.
A delicate vase, a delicate stomach.
A delicate ear for music, a delicate gauge.
Haerlem is a very delicate town and hath one of the fairest churches of the Gothic design I had ever seen.
A delicate dish; delicate flavour.
A delicate shade of blue.
A delicate taste; a delicate ear for music.
Origin of delicate
- Middle English delicat French délicat both from Latin dēlicātus pleasing akin to dēlicia pleasure delicious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition