noun, plural subtleties.
the state or quality of being subtle.
delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy of discrimination.
a fine-drawn distinction; refinement of reasoning:
the subtleties of logic.
History/Historical. an elaborate confection, ornate in construction and ornamentation, sometimes edible but more often made and used as a decoration for a table or buffet.
noun (pl) -ties
the state or quality of being subtle; delicacy
a fine distinction or the ability to make such a distinction
adjective, subtler, subtlest. 1. thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor. 2. fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand: subtle irony. 3. delicate or faint and mysterious: a subtle smile. 4. requiring mental acuteness, penetration, or discernment: a subtle philosophy. 5. characterized by mental acuteness or penetration: […]
noun 1. the seventh tone of a scale, being the next below the upper tonic. noun 1. (music) the seventh degree of a major or minor scale Also called leading note
noun 1. (Brit) suburban development that encroaches on rural areas yet appears to offer the attractions of country life to suburban dwellers
noun 1. a topic that is included within another topic.