el·​vish ˈel-vish How to pronounce elvish (audio)
: of or relating to elves

Examples of elvish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the earliest acts of elvish history, the Kinslaying, involved one group of elves slaughtering another. Jack Butler, National Review, 31 Dec. 2023 And down to a heaping stack of presents and elvish art on the walls, each detail has been perfectly placed by the jolly man in red himself. Sophia Beams, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2023 Photograph: Esther Derksen/Getty Images Our overeager party—an elvish druid; a dwarven wizard; a halfling rogue; and a human paladin—has arrived at a dusty, cluttered library. Ethan Gilsdorf, WIRED, 27 June 2023 Even the technophobic fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien include food pills, in the form of lembas, an elvish sort of super trail mix. Richard Faulk, Discover Magazine, 4 June 2015 Co-creator JD Payne snuck in several licks of elvish speak throughout his section of the panel. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 22 July 2022 Despite juggling elvish forests, dwarven caves, and seaside cities, Avery vowed to keep even the most fantastic locations grounded, building as many practical sets as possible. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 19 July 2022 But there are other, darker incarnations of elvish creatures in folklore from around the world. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Dec. 2021 Geddy Lee impression toward something like an elvish Bon Scott. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 16 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of elvish was in the 13th century

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“Elvish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elvish. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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