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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (1)

1. in a subtle manner;
- Example: "late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Subtly \Sub"tly\, adv. In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly. [1913 Webster] Thou seest how subtly to detain thee I devise. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Nicely; delicately. [1913 Webster] In the nice bee what sense so subtly true. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 3. Deceitfully; delusively. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

subtly adv 1: in a subtle manner; "late nineteenth-century French opera at its most beautiful, subtly romantic with a twilight melancholy"