Pronunciation: (dān'tē), [key]
—adj., -ti•er, -ti•est,
—n., pl. -ties.
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.
something delicious to the taste; a delicacy.
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