Search Result for "elfin":
1. suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness;
- Example: "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"
- Example: "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
[syn: elfin, fey]
2. small and delicate;
- Example: "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"
- Example: "obsessed by things elfin and small"
[syn: elfin, elflike]
3. relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf;
- Example: "elfin bells"
- Example: "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"
4. usually good-naturedly mischievous;
- Example: "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"
- Example: "elvish tricks"
[syn: elfin, elfish, elvish]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Thecla \Thec"la\, n. Any one of many species of small delicately colored butterflies belonging to Thecla and allied genera; -- called also hairstreak, and elfin. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elfin \Elf"in\ (-[i^]n), a. Relating to elves. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elfin \Elf"in\, n. A little elf or urchin. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "elfin": Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, arch, dainty, diminutive, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfish, elflike, elvish, faery, fairy, fairyish, fairylike, fay, frolicsome, gnomelike, gnomish, impish, incipient, little, meager, midget, mischievous, nanoid, pixieish, playful, puckish, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, small, sprightly, squat, stunted, sylphidine, sylphine, sylphish, sylphlike, sylphy, tiny, tricky, undersize, undersized, wee, wizened