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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relating to or made or done by or as if by a small imaginary being with magical powers. Small and delicate; Usually good-naturedly mischievous.

Usage examples (41)
  • elfin bells
  • Thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
  • Perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
  • She was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate for more
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