sprite

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sprite

noun \ˈsprīt\

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

Full Definition of SPRITE

1
a archaic :  soul
b :  a disembodied spirit :  ghost
2
a :  elf, fairy
b :  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

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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