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elf·in

 (ĕl′fĭn)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or suggestive of an elf.
b. Made, done, or produced by an elf.
2. Small and sprightly or mischievous.
3. Having a magical quality or charm; fairylike: moved across the dimly lit stage with elfin grace.

[Probably from Middle English elvene, pl. of elve, elf, from Old English -elfen (as in wuduelfen, dryad); see albho- in Indo-European roots.]
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elfin

(ˈɛlfɪn)
adj
1. of, relating to, or like an elf or elves
2. small, delicate, and charming
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elf•in

(ˈɛl fɪn)

adj.
1. of or like an elf.
2. small and spritely or mischievous.
3. characterized by dwarfed plant growth: elfin forest.
n.
4. an elf.
[1560–70; alter. of Middle English elven elf, Old English elfen, ælfen nymph]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elfin - suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness; "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
2.elfin - small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
3.elfin - relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf; "elfin bells"; "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"
4.elfin - usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
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elfin

adjective elflike, charming, arch, playful, mischievous, sprightly, impish, puckish, frolicsome, ludic (literary), elvish, prankish, elfish Wilfred gave him a mischievous, elfin grin.
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Translations
جِنّي، فاتِن
tündérszerû
álfa-
škriatkovský

elfin

[ˈelfɪn] ADJde duende(s), mágico (Nordic Myth) → de elfo(s)
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elfin

[ˈɛlfɪn] adj [face] → délicat(e)
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elfin

adj
(= attractive)elfenhaft
(Myth) → elfisch
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elfin

[ˈɛlfɪn] adjda elfo; (belonging to elves) → degli elfi
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elf

(elf) nounplural elves (elvz)
a tiny and mischievous fairy.
ˈelfin adjective
of or like an elf.
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