noun \ˈelf\

: a small creature in stories usually with pointed ears and magical powers

plural elves \ˈelvz\

Full Definition of ELF

:  a small often mischievous fairy
:  a small lively creature; also :  a usually lively mischievous or malicious person
elf·ish \ˈel-fish\ adjective
elf·ish·ly adverb

Examples of ELF

  1. <elves are often portrayed as rather mischievous>

Origin of ELF

Middle English, from Old English ælf; akin to Old Norse alfr elf & perhaps to Latin albus white — more at alb
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with ELF



Definition of ELF

extremely low frequency
ELFISH Defined for Kids


noun \ˈelf\
plural elves \ˈelvz\

Definition of ELF for Kids

:  an often mischievous fairy


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