delicacy


delicacy
noun
1 rare and expensive type of food
ADJECTIVE
great
exotic, rare
expensive
local

Have you tried any of the local delicacies?

VERB + DELICACY
be considered

The eggs of this bird are considered a great delicacy.

sample, try
2 care and sensitivity/requiring care and sensitivity
ADJECTIVE
extreme, great, utmost

He handled the situation with extreme delicacy.

PREPOSITION
with delicacy

These objects are very old and should be treated with great delicacy.

PHRASES
a matter of (some) delicacy
3 lightness and gentleness
ADJECTIVE
exquisite

the exquisite delicacy of the embroidery


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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