[ noun ] the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
"the daintiness of her touch" "the fineness of her features"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Yet no detail was too small to receive attention from this master , and as a result the playing here has humor , delicacy , and radiant humanity .(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .
[ noun ] (food) something considered choice to eat
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
The preparations were elaborate : flowers , candles , incense sticks , rice wine , dozens of delicacies , and pieces of white cotton string .