Definition of 'dainty'
Example sentences containing 'dainty'
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A dainty little plant that packs a punch. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I also know she would look dainty and elegant while eating a bacon sandwich. The Sun (2015)What a pretty, dainty name. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You eat quail's eggs because they are dainty, sweet and delicious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These are plants that reflect the autumn and early winter scene beautifully; small trees and dainty shrubs cloaked in unrivalled autumn colour and bearing delightful winged fruit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Everyone wants pretty, dainty feet and I am so looking forward to showing mine off. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'dainty'
Used Occasionally. dainty is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'dainty'
British English: dainty ADJECTIVE
If you describe a movement, person, or object as dainty, you mean that they are small, delicate, and pretty.
The girls were dainty and feminine.
Definition of dainty from the Collins English Dictionary
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