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sylphid

[sil-fid]
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noun
  1. a little or young sylph.
adjective
  1. Also sylph·id·ine [sil-fi-din, -dahyn] /ˈsɪl fɪ dɪn, -ˌdaɪn/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sylph.

Origin of sylphid

From the French word sylphide, dating back to 1670–80. See sylph, -id1
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Examples from the Web for sylphid

Historical Examples

  • A nymph must rise from the stream, a sylphid from the rose, before I could allow another to steal you from my side.

    Lucretia, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • "You got the littlest waist I ever seen," reciprocated Lulu, regarding Lilly's sylphid figure with admiring eyes.

  • You fancy you were once a sylphid,” said he; “but there are no sylphids, my sweet one, and there is no Summer-land.

    Fairy Book

    Sophie May