Definition of delicately adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdelɪkətli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdelɪkətli//
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  1. 1carefully and using a lot of detail a delicately carved chair
  2. 2carefully or skilfully He stepped delicately over the broken glass.
  3. 3with skilful, careful or sensitive treatment, without hurting anyone's feelings This matter needs to be delicately handled.
  4. 4in a way that is light and pleasant; not strongly synonym subtly delicately balanced flavours