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Definition 1: relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where elfin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • elfin bells
  • all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance

Definition 2: usually good-naturedly mischievous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elfin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
  • elvish tricks

Synonyms for elfin in the sense of this definition

(elfin is similar to ...) full of fun and high spirits

"playful children just let loose from school"

Definition 3: small and delicate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elfin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate
  • obsessed by things elfin and small

Synonyms for elfin in the sense of this definition

(elfin is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 4: suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elfin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
  • the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday

Synonyms for elfin in the sense of this definition

(elfin is similar to ...) not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

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