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elf

play
noun, \ˈelf\

Simple Definition of elf

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

elfish play \ˈel-fish\ adjective
elfishly adverb

Examples of elf in a sentence

  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




ELF Defined for Kids

elf

play
noun \ˈelf\

Definition of elf for Students

plural elves \ˈelvz\

  1. :  an often mischievous fairy





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