delicacy

[ del-i-kuh-see ]
/ ˈdɛl ɪ kə si /

noun, plural del·i·ca·cies.


Nearby words

  1. deliberative,
  2. delibes,
  3. delibes, léo,
  4. delibrate,
  5. delicacies,
  6. delicate,
  7. delicately,
  8. delicatessen,
  9. delicia,
  10. delicious

Origin of delicacy

First recorded in 1325–75, delicacy is from the Middle English word delicasie. See delicate, -cy

Related formshy·per·del·i·ca·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for delicacies

delicacy

/ (ˈdɛlɪkəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

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