noun, plural del·i·ca·cies.
- delibes, léo,
Origin of delicacy
Examples from the Web for delicacies
La Teresita also has an adjoining cafeteria where you can head for an informal buffet and heaping piles of Cuban delicacies.
And, of course, there are local Andalucian delicacies to be had in and around Setenil de las Bodegas.The Spanish Fraggle Rock: Setenil de las Bodegas Is an Andalucian Town Built Under a Rock|Nina Strochlic|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The monastery began crafting its own delicacies, later known as pasteis de belem.
They are given unlimited access to a host of delicacies—the freshest fruits, the finest juices, the most delectable desserts.
I refer to the delicacies furnished to the officials and inmates.
When these delicacies had lost their relish—και ἑξ ἑρον ἑντο—the time was come for making a distribution of our personal effects.
Sweetmeats and other delicacies are then offered to the guru, and the disciple makes him a present of one to five rupees.
Certainly Lamb never writes so richly and so delightfully as when he discourses of the dainties and delicacies of the table.
It resents rules and refinements, delicacies, differences and organization.First and Last Things|H. G. Wells
noun plural -cies
"things dainty and gratifying to the palate," mid-15c., from plural of delicacy.
late 14c., "delightfulness; fastidiousness; quality of being addicted to sensuous pleasure," from delicate + -cy. Meaning "fineness, softness, tender loveliness" is from 1580s; that of "weakness of constitution" is from 1630s. Meaning "fine food, a dainty viand" is from early 15c.