Pronunciation: (dān'tē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti•er, -ti•est, -ties.
- of delicate beauty; exquisite: a dainty lace handkerchief.
- pleasing to the taste and, often, temptingly served or delicate; delicious: dainty pastries.
- of delicate discrimination or taste; particular; fastidious: a dainty eater.
- overly particular; finicky.
- something delicious to the taste; a delicacy.
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