elfin

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adjective elf·in \ˈel-fən\

Definition of elfin

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or produced by an elfb :  resembling an elf especially in its tiny size elfin portions

  2. 2 :  having an otherworldly or magical quality or charm

Examples of elfin in a Sentence

  1. They were delighted with the child's elfin charm.

  2. the heroine in the story has an elfin beauty that men find irresistible

Origin and Etymology of elfin

irregular from elf


First Known Use: 1590


ELFIN Defined for English Language Learners

elfin

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adjective elf·in \ˈel-fən\

Definition of elfin for English Language Learners

  • : having to do with elves : looking like an elf


ELFIN Defined for Kids

elfin

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adjective elf·in \ˈel-fən\

Definition of elfin for Students

  1. :  relating to elves



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