- A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound: he was familiar with the nuances of the local dialectMore example sentences
- It's not a point of view I've ever heard before, and I may not entirely have got the subtler nuances of it.
- In short, he's learning subtle nuances.
- To them, I say, you obviously don't appreciate the subtle comedic nuances of Question Time.
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- Give nuances to: the effect of the music is nuanced by the social situation of listenersMore example sentences
- This article presents a more nuanced picture by positing a complex relationship between China and Japan.
- No, that wasn't my considered and nuanced response to major points of philosophical principle.
- Field shows how we can and should embrace a more nuanced understanding of human nature.
late 18th century: from French, 'shade, subtlety', from nuer 'to shade', based on Latin nubes 'cloud'.