Definition of dainty adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dainty

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdeɪnti//
     
    (daintier, daintiest)
     
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  1. 1(of people and things) small and delicate in a way that people find attractive synonym delicate dainty feet a dainty porcelain cup
  2. 2(of movements) careful, often in a way that suggests good manners synonym delicate She took a dainty little bite of the apple.
NAmE//ˈdeɪntəli//
 
adverb She blew her nose as daintily as possible.
 
noun [uncountable]
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