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

Definition of faerie

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
Recent Examples on the Web The faerie bit deep into the rich, smoky chocolate-and-bacon-covered strawberry at a stand just past the smithies, the privies and the stage where maidens fair and noble gentlemen link arms and dance English ceilidhs in celebration of spring. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2022 But during their quest, her reluctant allyship with him turns into love, and she's forced to ultimately fight for that love when an ancient curse threatens to destroy the faerie and human realms. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 14 Jan. 2022 So Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez circled each other in a maze of LED lights; Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff reveled in their joint faerie cottagecore fantasies. Raisa Bruner, Time, 15 Mar. 2021 Costume contest for the best faerie or mermaid with a $100 cash prize. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 6 June 2018 Instead, there's Lofty, an adorable faerie that imbues Evan with wizard-like powers. Mark Walton, Ars Technica, 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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“Faerie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faerie. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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