Meaning of FINESSE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ fɪˈnes ]

n. & v. --n. 1 refinement. 2 subtle or delicate manipulation. 3 artfulness, esp. in handling a difficulty tactfully. 4 Cards an attempt to win a trick with a card that is not the highest held. --v. 1 intr. & tr. use or achieve by finesse. 2 Cards a intr. make a finesse. b tr. play (a card) by way of finesse. 3 tr. evade or trick by finesse. [F, rel. to FINE(1)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.