An example of subtlety is when a painter uses slightly different colors to create a beautiful, detailed painting.
With all his usual subtlety, he quietly fixed the problem before anyone else noticed it.
At the king's coronation feast, several subtleties were served between main courses.
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Origin of subtlety
- From Old French sutilté, from Latin subtÄ«litās, from subtÄ«lis (“subtle").