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dainty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdaintydain‧ty1 /ˈdeΙͺnti/ adjective (comparative daintier, superlative daintiest) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SMALLsmall, pretty, and delicate πŸ”Š a dainty gold chain πŸ”Š a child with dainty features2 CAREFULmoving or done in a careful way, using small movements πŸ”Š a dainty walk β€”daintily adverb β€”daintiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
daintyβ€’ Her legs were curled to the side, slender with dainty ankles curving to small, arched feet.β€’ Despite their dainty appearance, most of the beetles are carnivorous.β€’ She was wearing a short black dress and dainty black sandals.β€’ We drank Turkish coffee out of dainty china cups.β€’ a dainty eaterβ€’ She had small, dainty feet that suited her petite, elegant and meticulous person.β€’ She had abandoned the huge earrings for dainty gold studs and wore a fine gold chain round her neck.β€’ Nora's present from John was a lovely, dainty little diamond brooch.β€’ Sharp little incisors showed when he smiled, matching, in dainty repulsiveness, his naked shins.β€’ They scoured the countryside for milk, and conjured up their best skill to prepare dainty viands for her little ladyship.β€’ a dainty white handkerchief
Related topics: Food
daintydainty2 noun (plural dainties) [countable] old-fashioned πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DFFOODsomething small that is good to eat, especially something sweet such as a cake
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