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Meaning of ELFIN

Pronunciation:  'elfin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small"
  2. [adj]  suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
  3. [adj]  usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks"
  4. [adj]  relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf; "elfin bells"; "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"

ELFIN is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: elfish, elflike, elvish, fey, little, playful, small, supernatural



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Elf"in\ (-[i^]n), a.
    Relating to elves.
  2. \Elf"in\, n.
    A little elf or urchin. --Shenstone.
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