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

Definition of elvish

1 : of or relating to elves

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 And don’t forget about the scene in Fellowship where Galadriel gives everyone a personalized elvish gift on their way out of Lothlorien. Megan Mccluskey, Time, 22 Dec. 2020 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, 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, 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, 18 Jan. 2013 The sounds were quickly recorded and put into an Elvish translator. Rebecca Angel, WIRED, 1 Apr. 2011 See More

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First Known Use of elvish

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Elvish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elvish. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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