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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An elemental being believed to inhabit the air; A slender graceful young woman.

Usage examples (38)
  • "A sylph is a fairy made of air who likes to play cruel tricks on little girls."
  • But they don't call the sylph-like Ms. Middleton Weighty Katie,'' if you gather my drift.
  • Your sylph is a delightful girl, but you must learn to be more light-hearted when you call on her.
  • The sylph changed direction, and began to bob about. for more
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