adjective, dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est.
noun, plural dain·ties.
Origin of dainty
Examples from the Web for daintily
Here she took a drink, daintily shook the water from her paws, and set the hair just right with a stroke.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
She patted each one daintily, and then backed away to view it, with her head critically sideways.Whilomville Stories|Stephen Crane
The table was daintily set with blue bird dishes which Nan had used in boarding school when she had a spread for her friends.Nan of the Gypsies|Grace May North
Hercules trips me up to him daintily, and tweaks him by the ear.Apocolocyntosis|Lucius Seneca
He peeped from under Millicent's daintily knitted brows and gestured with Florence's dimpled fists.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells