Meaning : Exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing. Susceptible to injury.
A delicate violin passage.
A delicate flavor.
The delicate wing of a butterfly.
Meaning : Marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique.
A surgeon's delicate touch.
Meaning : Easily hurt.
A baby's delicate skin.
Synonyms : soft
Meaning : Developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety.
The satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense.
Synonyms : finespun
Meaning : Of an instrument or device. Capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely.
Almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments.