[ US /ˈdæɫi/ ]
[ UK /dˈæli/ ]
  1. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    My husband never flirts with other women
    The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
  2. behave carelessly or indifferently
    Play about with a young girl's affection
  3. waste time
    Get busy--don't dally!
  4. consider not very seriously
    She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania
    He is trifling with her
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How To Use dally In A Sentence

  • I do not dally over the oranges, or squeeze the melons. » The Tale of the $15 Mango Strocel.com
  • It lives subtidally (from the high water mark, which is rarely inundated, to shoreline areas that are permanently submerged), or occasionally intertidally (the area that is exposed to the air at low tide and underwater at high tide). CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]
  • Leah then re-entered again bipedally and grabbed the straight branch in front of her with her right hand. 2009 January | Netflow Developments
  • He let her hand dally on his chest, and while it did so he gingerly pulled at the tuck of his towel. EVERVILLE
  • But to subsist in bones, and be but pyramidally extant, is a fallacy in duration. Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial
  • John can dally with a host of other women but never find in them the revelation of heavenly glory that he beholds after the most awkward kiss with the scholarly Lucy.
  • The tube contains toroidally shaped rings within the maximum diameter portions of the corrugations in the tube wall.
  • It has continuations cranially along the uterus and caudally along the vagina. In Defense of the Hysterectomy
  • It's never too early to start loitering, and dilly-dallying.
  • Not to dally longer with the sympathies of our readers, we think it right to premonish them that we are composing an epicedium upon no less distinguished a personage than the Lottery, whose last breath, after many penultimate puffs, has been sobbed forth by sorrowing contractors, as if the world itself were about to be converted into a blank. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864
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