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Meaning of dainty

dain•ty

Pronunciation: (dān'tē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti•er, -ti•est, -ties.
—adj.
  1. of delicate beauty; exquisite: a dainty lace handkerchief.
  2. pleasing to the taste and, often, temptingly served or delicate; delicious: dainty pastries.
  3. of delicate discrimination or taste; particular; fastidious: a dainty eater.
  4. overly particular; finicky.
—n.
  1. something delicious to the taste; a delicacy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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