Learner's definition of DELICACY
1 [count] : a food that people like to eat because it is special or rare 2 [noncount] : the quality of being delicate: such asa : the quality of being easily broken or damaged b : the quality of being easily injured, hurt, or made sick c : the attractive quality of something that is formed from many small or fine parts
d : the appealing quality of something that is not too strong
The curtains were made from fine lace of great delicacy.
a musician known for the delicacy of her compositions
the delicacy of the young boy's features
3 a : special care or skill that is needed to prevent people from becoming upset or angry b : the quality of requiring special care or skill