- an elf, fairy, or goblin.
Origin of sprite
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Examples from the Web for sprite
Prince may have pranced around like a carefree libertine onstage, but in rehearsal he was more drill sergeant than sprite.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’
January 1, 2015
They can be ingested sporadically or used as a mixer throughout the night (though a can of Sprite seems to be the latest trick).History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
Many of the ones around today are more like the Sprite Generation but there are still some old school left in La Eme.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
I tried beer in high school, before discovering Zima, a sweet and bubbly malt-liquor/wine-cooler hybrid that tasted like Sprite.Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
Bottles of Gatorade, Coke, and Sprite and cans of beer lay crushed on the sidewalk.Oklahoma Tornado Levels Moore 7-Eleven; Heroes Emerge to Save Injured
May 22, 2013
She is more futile than a sprite beseems; but she is distinctly 'nice.'Sir Walter Scott
This was the question for which the sprite had stopped the moth.The Adventures of Maya the Bee
All of her sprite, her mind, forlorn, were evermore hanging.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
Jeanne sped on like a sprite, drawing her cap over her face.
Rose is as tall as I and has a prettier face and dances like a sprite.
- (in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
- a small dainty person
- an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
Word Origin and History for sprite
c.1300, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)).