1 rare and expensive type of food
ADJ. great | exotic, rare | local Have you tried any of the local delicacies?
VERB + DELICACY be considered The eggs of this bird are considered a great delicacy. | sample, try
2 care and sensitivity/requiring care and sensitivity
ADJ. extreme, great, utmost He handled the situation with extreme delicacy.
PREP. with ~ These objects are very old and should be treated with great delicacy.
PHRASES a matter of (some) delicacy
3 lightness and gentleness
ADJ. exquisite the exquisite delicacy of the embroidery