delicate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛlɪkət/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛlɪkɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(deli kit)


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delicate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. has a delicate [texture]
  2. delicate and [sensitive, fragile, subtle]
  3. is [very, extremely] delicate
  4. a delicate [garment, fabric, shirt]
  5. delicate [glass, crystal, goods, packages]
  6. a delicate floral [embroidery, design, pattern, motif]
  7. delicate lace
  8. the delicate sound of
  9. it is a delicate [blend, balance] between
  10. needs a delicate touch
  11. must be delicate when [lifting, moving, transporting, carrying]
  12. the delicate nature of
  13. has a delicate constitution
  14. need to be more delicate with
  15. too delicate to [mention, talk about, bring up]
  16. is a delicate [issue, matter, question, situation]
  17. is a very delicate [matter]
  18. attend to the delicate matter of
  19. a delicate situation (that needs)
additional examples
  1. is delicate in [texture, appearance, flavor]
  2. has a delicate [texture]
  3. delicate and [sensitive, fragile, subtle]
  4. is [very, extremely] delicate
  5. a delicate [garment, fabric, shirt]
  6. delicate [glass, crystal, goods, packages]
  7. a delicate floral [embroidery, design, pattern, motif]
  8. delicate lace
  9. the delicate sound of
  10. it is a delicate [blend, balance] between
  11. needs a delicate touch
  12. must be delicate when [lifting, moving, transporting, carrying]
  13. the delicate nature of
  14. has a delicate constitution
  15. need to be more delicate with
  16. too delicate to [mention, talk about, bring up]
  17. is a delicate [issue, matter, question, situation]
  18. is a very delicate [matter]
  19. attend to the delicate matter of
  20. a delicate situation (that needs)
  21. delicate: handle with care
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