noun (subtlet, ies, -)
- (uncountable) The quality or fact of being subtle.
- With all his usual , he quietly fixed the problem before anyone else noticed it.
- (countable) An instance of being subtle, a subtle thing, especially a subtle argument or distinction.
- The subtleties of this overture are often overlooked.
- (context, countable, food) An ornate medieval illusion dish or table decoration, especially when made from one thing but crafted to look like another.
- At the king's coronation feast, several subtleties were served between main courses.
Etymology: From Old French sutilté, from subtilitas, subtÄlitÄs < subtilis, subtÄlis "subtle".
- Italian: sottigliezza
- Spanish: sutileza
- French: entremets
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