Definition of nymph
- Fair nymphs, and well-dressed youths around her shone …
- —Alexander Pope
she bought the book of fairy tales for the beautiful engravings of nymphs and fairies featured between the stories
the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor, checking out the hot guys
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in stories : a spirit in the shape of a young woman who lives in mountains, forests, meadows, and water
: a young insect that has almost the same form as the adult
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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