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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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delicacydel‧i‧ca‧cy /ˈdelɪkəsi/ noun (plural delicacies)  1 [countable]DFFOOD something good to eat that is expensive or rare Snails are considered a delicacy in France.see thesaurus at food2 [uncountable]POLITE a careful and sensitive way of speaking or behaving so that you do not upset anyone syn tact He carried out his duties with great delicacy and understanding.3 [uncountable]BREAK the quality of being easy to harm or damage
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delicacyI had gone believing that I would find plenty of eggs and fish from Lake Balaton - apparently a delicacy.Abalone are considered a delicacy in many fish restaurants.Squid is a delicacy in this part of Italy.Mellissa kept on hand supplies of all delicacies necessary to human well-being.She told herself that she was showing commendable delicacy in not probing.Hasan plied us with drinks and an array of Egyptian delicacies which he brought from the kitchen.The issue is being handled with extreme delicacy.A cornettist equally capable of filigree delicacy and challenging power, Barnard's contribution to jazz is considerable.That was how he made his living - selling paintings of great delicacy and serenity and beauty.a sculpture of great delicacy and subtletyHe used to buy in a lot of delicacies to pretend to his family that Gina could cook.
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