adjective, dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est.
noun, plural dain·ties.
Origin of dainty
Examples from the Web for dainty
He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.
She looked so sweet and dainty that I kissed her again and then sat down before the easel.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Raw cut leather coats, and ruffles in all shapes and sizes provided a dainty edge.
And all of them dwarfed the FDA's dainty definition of a muffin serving (two ounces).
When a twig speaks under a deer in his passage through the woods, the sound is sharp, dainty, alert.Wood Folk at School|William J. Long
This dainty little work of art is only one of the thousands that everywhere are building in the blooming trees and thickets.Pastoral Days|William Hamilton Gibson
Dainty little Filomena might, on the other hand, be described as the most delicate of tea roses.A Popular Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
He knows the dainty step, the erect carriage, the shapely frame.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
She was sitting on the bed, pretty and dainty, and was tapping her foot lightly on the floor.Concerning Sally|William John Hopkins