elvish

adjective
el·​vish | \ ˈel-vish How to pronounce elvish (audio) \

Definition of elvish

1 : of or relating to elves

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Examples of elvish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her astonishing business skills earn her a reputation for being able to spin silver into gold — and thereby catches the eye of the king of the Staryk, the elvish personification of winter in the story’s Lithuanian-analogue fantasy world. Constance Grady, Vox, "With Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik cements her status as one of the great YA fantasy authors," 20 July 2018 Piece-y and slightly elvish, the look played well with EmRata's trademark pout and power brow, all while forcing followers to imagine the ensemble that this trompe-l'œil look could have accompanied. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Debuts Radically Short Hair Ahead of the 2018 Met Gala," 7 May 2018 The highway department has been known to route new roads around rocks that are thought to be elvish residences. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "The Dante Code," 18 Jan. 2013 The sounds were quickly recorded and put into an Elvish translator. Rebecca Angel, WIRED, "Is Your Cat Speaking Elvish?," 1 Apr. 2011

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First Known Use of elvish

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Elvish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elvish. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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