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delicately

[ del-i-kit-lee ]
/ ˈdɛl ɪ kɪt li /
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adverb
in a careful way:They stepped delicately among the brambles and exposed rocks.Aggressive removal of the tumor must be delicately balanced with the risk of injury to adjacent normal tissue.
in a tactful or sensitive way:Employee issues need to be managed delicately, with empathy and an open perspective.
in a faint, subtle, quiet, or barely perceptible way:Dessert was perfection: perfectly moist and delicately flavored ricotta and rhubarb cakes with a big dollop of creamy vanilla mascarpone.The eye-catching Himalayan honeysuckle has pendant spikes of deep red bracts with white, delicately scented flowers and red-purple berries.
showing or using precision or refinement:The region is a famous center for embroidery and appliqué work, painted pottery, and delicately carved wooden doors.
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Origin of delicately

OTHER WORDS FROM delicately

hy·per·del·i·cate·ly, adverbnon·del·i·cate·ly, adverbqua·si-del·i·cate·ly, adverbsu·per·del·i·cate·ly, adverb
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