elfin

[ UK /ˈɛlfɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɫfɪn/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
    elfin bells
    all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance
  2. suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday
    thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
  3. usually good-naturedly mischievous
    elvish tricks
    perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
  4. small and delicate
    obsessed by things elfin and small
    she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate
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How To Use elfin In A Sentence

  • But you don't need an elfin crop to work the look. The Sun
  • The dress wasn't low cut, but in truth she didn't have a lot of cleavage to reveal, her figure being quite elfin.
  • Although not in a significant proportion, seeds produced by selfing often show a bimodal weight distribution, with about one-quarter of seeds lighter than others (data not shown).
  • Makino's singing highlight may appear on "Magic Mountain," where her sweet, elfin melodies tell a tale of time on a mountain, stricken with loneliness.
  • If you wish to lower yourselfin a person's favor, one good way is to tell his story over again, the way we heard it. 
  • To ensure that observed chromosome pairing was generally indicative of the species and that there was no difference between selfing and outcrossing, 11 self-crosses and 2 outcrosses were observed.
  • He was resplendent in full dress uniform, his elfin blonde wife standing proudly beside him. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad
  • Her proto-hippie collection was safe, sellable and sort of pretty (if you enjoy dressing from the Urban Outfitters clearance rack) but far from the dazzle that was the work of Mondo, the elfin whiz who has wowed us week after week. Watercooler: Project Wrong Way Runway
  • The card itself was beautiful and came with an elfin poem inside, the painting of Galadriel is by Josephine Wall.
  • In the end, the tale of an elfin waitress who spreads happiness among her unwitting friends and neighbours grossed £90m.
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