adjective, dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est.
noun, plural dain·ties.
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Example sentences from the Web for dainty
On opening it they found it rich in dainties, among which were a pair of fowls and a large plum-cake.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
With a mental appetite uninjured by tit-bits and dainties, she digested the strong food, and asked eagerly for more.The Shepherd of the Hills|Harold Bell Wright
These dishes, though much too highly seasoned for European palates, are considered great dainties by the Limeños.
With extra dainties like figs, cake and a bottle of wine, we felt that the occasion was fitly celebrated.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Dainties, never before known at his sparing board, were ordered to tempt her appetite, toy-shops ransacked to amuse her indolence.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton