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sprite

play
noun \ˈsprīt\

Simple Definition of sprite

  • in stories : a small creature that has magical powers : an elf or fairy

Full Definition of sprite

  1. 1a archaic :  soulb :  a disembodied spirit :  ghost

  2. 2a :  elf, fairyb :  an elfish person

Examples of sprite

  1. <the child insisted that he'd seen a sprite hiding in the garden>

  2. <told hair-raising stories of sprites and spectral ships>



Origin of sprite

Middle English sprit, from Anglo-French espriz, espirit spirit, sprite — more at spirit


First Known Use: 14th century

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SPRITE Defined for Kids

sprite

play
noun \ˈsprīt\

Definition of sprite

  1. :  elf, fairy





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