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Meaning of SYLPH

Pronunciation:  silf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an elemental being believed to inhabit the air
  2. [n]  a slender graceful young woman
 

SYLPH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: adult female, imaginary being, imaginary creature, woman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sylph\, n. [F. sylphe, m., fr. Gr. ? a kind of grub,
beetle, or moth; -- so called by Paracelsus.]
1. An imaginary being inhabiting the air; a fairy.

2. Fig.: A slender, graceful woman.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of very brilliant
   South American humming birds, having a very long and
   deeply-forked tail; as, the blue-tailed sylph ({Cynanthus
   cyanurus}).

 

 

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