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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or relating to an imaginary being inhabiting the air; Slender woman of light and graceful carriage.

Usage examples (5)
  • I have the sense that our existence in Second Life is sylphic, immaterial and airborne.
  • Except instead of pretending to be an axe-wielding dwarf or a sylphic elf woman, you're just you in the never-ending campaign of your life.
  • It's not because of the quirkiness of her lyrics (and, dear lord, is Spektor ever quirky), or her sylphic voice, or her everygirl persona, which acts as the warm,...
  • Much I had heard and read of the swiftness and graceful motion of the antelope, but had no conception of the exquisite ease of its airy, floating perfection of movement, until... for more
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