sylphid

noun

sylph·​id ˈsil-fəd How to pronounce sylphid (audio)
: a young or diminutive sylph

Word History

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sylphid was in 1680

Dictionary Entries Near sylphid

Cite this Entry

“Sylphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sylphid. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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