faerie

noun
fa·​er·​ie | \ˈfā-(ə-)rē, ˈfer-ē\
variants: or less commonly faery
plural faeries

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Other Words from faerie

faery adjective

Examples of faerie in a Sentence

in ancient folklore faeries were often portrayed as powerful beings who could wreak havoc on the lives of humans

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Costume contest for the best faerie or mermaid with a $100 cash prize. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Set your inner mermaid free at San Antonio mer-fest Saturday," 6 June 2018 Instead, there's Lofty, an adorable faerie that imbues Evan with wizard-like powers. Mark Walton, Ars Technica, "Ni No Kuni 2 ditches turn-based combat—and that’s not a bad thing," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of faerie

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for faerie

Middle English fairie — more at fairy

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