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elf

play
noun \ˈelf\

Simple Definition of elf

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

Full Definition of elf

plural elves play \ˈelvz\

  1. 1 :  a small often mischievous fairy

  2. 2 :  a small lively creature; also :  a usually lively mischievous or malicious person

elf·ish play \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


ELF

abbreviation

Definition of ELF

  1. extremely low frequency





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