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Definition of subtlety noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. subtleties)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being subtle It's a thrilling movie even though it lacks subtlety.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] the small but important details or aspects of something the subtleties of language the subtleties of the U.S. constitution
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subtlety