Sylphine


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Sylph´ine


a.1.Like a sylph.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Everyone admires that "air-blue gown," thoughtful readers wonder at its sylphine anticipation of the revenant voice's collusion with the element of wind, and metrically susceptible readers savor how the line mimes the ruffle and bell of its implied aerial stir.