delicacy

[ del-i-kuh-see ]
/ ˈdɛl ɪ kə si /

noun, plural del·i·ca·cies.

Origin of delicacy

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

Related forms

hy·per·del·i·ca·cy, noun
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delicacy

/ (ˈdɛlɪkəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

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