Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Subtle"

The meaning of "Subtle" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does subtle mean?
A: not obvious, and therefore difficult to notice.

E.g.

a subtle scent of lilacs.

I detected a subtle change in his attitude toward us.
Q: What does subtle mean?
A: - it can mean ‘slight’ or only just noticeable, such as a subtle hint, or a subtle sense of humour. A subtle change in the weather
Q: What does subtle mean?
A: Nice question!

Subtle means delicate, gentle, fine, slight, indistinct, careful.

Examples: she handled the difficult situation calmly and with surprising subtlety.
The difference between red and orange can be quite subtle.
Even though she only gave the vase the most subtle touch, it still fell over.
You can barely see the scar from her operation, just a very subtle pale line.
Q: What does subtle mean?
A: so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe
Q: What does subtle mean?
A:
no, really just one, but it was hard to define in a simple way

ex: "the subtle distinction between green-blue and turquoise"
"the subtle note of annoyance in her tone of voice"
"the subtleties of the harmony in the piano composition"
"the subtle signs that spring was on the way"

think: nuance
something subtle needs attention and/or skill for you to notice it

Example sentences using "Subtle"

Q: Please show me example sentences with subtle.
A: My boyfriend tapped my shoulder, a subtle hint that we should leave the boring party.

Many new seltzer drinks have subtle fruit flavor without added sugar.

My little brother is never subtle. He always says the rudest things in public and embarrasses the family.

The artist added a subtle touch of red to create a light pink color in the sunset.

There is a subtle difference in meaning between “to fib” and “to lie”.

I hate overpowering perfumes and prefer to wear ones with a subtle fragrance.
Q: Please show me example sentences with subtle.
A: There is a subtle difference between ‘should’ and ‘ought to.’

I like this soap with a subtle scent of lilacs.
Q: Please show me example sentences with subtle.
A: Subtle = not very obvious or noticeable.
Subtle change in your voice tone.
She is subtle in her approach.
A subtle hint about something.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with subtle.
A: The colours were very subtle.

This argument is very subtle.

He is not subtle.

Synonyms of "Subtle" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between subtle and delicate ?
A:
subtle is like when something isn’t very noticeable or it’s small and it’s usually paired with a change of things or someone doing an action -subtle movements- -subtle change in her routine-

Delicate is similar but it’s used to describe things and actions being soft and gentle
-the flower petals are very delicate- or -she picks up the bee delicately so as not to hurt it-
Q: What is the difference between subtle and subtlety ?
A: No problem, I hope this helps:
When my dog wants a treat, his body language is not subtle at all - he constantly looks at the cabinet where I store the dog biscuits. My dog is not good at subtlety!
Q: What is the difference between subtle and slight ?
A: "Subtle" - hard to see, not easily understood, discreet.
Eg. "The taste of soy sauce in this dish is very subtle."

"Slight" - small, weak, unimportant.
Eg. "Use a slight amount of soy sauce in that dish."
Q: What is the difference between subtle and tiny ?
A: tiny is usually referring to the size of something, something that is small while refer to a concept, subtle is hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.

I'll add some sentences
Her conversation sparkled with her own subtle blend of wit and charm.

She's been dropping subtle hints about what she'd like as a present

The pictures are similar, but there are subtle differences between them

It's a very small window. The small birds were singing softly. The vase had a very small neck, and spread out at the top like a bowl.

Subtle and Small could mean the same thing depending on the context of the sentence. it just that small refer to size and subtle usually do no it it refer to a concept or an idea most of the time. I hoped this helps
Q: What is the difference between subtle and delicate and slight and faint ?
A: "Subtle" is mostly used to discuss non-physical things like concepts. Eg. "There is a subtle difference between concept A and concept B". "Delicate" is more for physical things. Eg. "A delicate flower" and is seldom used to describe non-physical things. "Slight" is similar to "subtle", but "subtle" often refers to an even smaller, less noticeable difference between things. Faint can be used when describing physical things (eg. Objects) and non-physical things (eg. Concepts). But mostly, "faint" is used to describe difference between things that you can see.

Translations of "Subtle"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? subtle
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Other questions about "Subtle"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce subtle .
A: "Sadl" (silet t and converted t into d)
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce sattle/ subtle.
A: They're pronunciation are quite same.
Q: The more it's subtle the better Does this sound natural?
A: Personally, I would drop the 'it's' altogether for "The more subtle, the better", but both are fine.

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