Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Delicate; delicious; fastidious; refined; decorous.

Part of speech: noun

Something delicious; a delicacy.

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Usage examples "dainty":

  1. Dainty baskets were not so easy to obtain. - "Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore", Pauline Lester.
  2. Yet we can see and appreciate the beauties of nature, the dainty flowers and trees, the green fields and the clear blue of the sky. - "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz", L. Frank Baum..
  3. Without a word he gave his prize into the dainty hands outstretched to receive it, and, never stopping an instant, never listening to the eager words of thanks from her pretty lips, he darted back as quickly as he came, leaving Miss Travers suddenly stricken dumb. - "The Deserter", Charles King.