elfin meaning

Pronunciation:   "elfin" in a sentence
Adjective: elfin  elfin
  1. Suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"
    - fey 
  2. Small and delicate
    "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small"
    - elflike 
  3. Relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
    "elfin bells"; "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance" 
  4. Usually good-naturedly mischievous
    "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"
    - elfish, elvish

See also: elf, little, playful, small, supernatural

Encyclopedia: Elfin


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  1. the cheap music turned elfin and lovely.
  2. the elfin was driven out from the green grass, and from me the summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?
  3. quantity analysis on samples of the montane elfin forest
  4. and i'm gonna ask him to repeal the elfin restrictions
  5. and i'm gonna ask him to repeal the elfin restrictions

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