sprite

noun \ ˈsprīt \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of sprite

1 a archaic : soul
b : a disembodied spirit : ghost
2 a : elf, fairy
b : an elfish person

Examples of sprite in a Sentence

  1. the child insisted that he'd seen a sprite hiding in the garden

  2. told hair-raising stories of sprites and spectral ships

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Origin and Etymology of sprite

Middle English sprit, from Anglo-French espriz, espirit spirit, sprite — more at spirit

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SPRITE Defined for English Language Learners

sprite

noun

Definition of sprite for English Language Learners

  • in stories : a small creature that has magical powers : an elf or fairy


SPRITE Defined for Kids

sprite

noun \ ˈsprīt \

Definition of sprite for Students

: elf, fairy


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