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water sprite

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noun
  1. a sprite or spirit inhabiting the water, as an undine.
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Origin of water sprite

First recorded in 1790–1800
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for water sprite

Historical Examples

  • "That is the place where I saw a water-sprite late one afternoon," said Sigrid.

    Our Little Swedish Cousin

    Claire M. Coburn

  • Beware, you who think yourself cleverer than the Water-Sprite!

  • She tried to escape, but the ribbon forced her to follow the water-sprite.

  • At length she presented him with a little daughter as lovely as a water-sprite, with hair like threads of gold.

    Fairy Book

    Sophie May

  • I felt like a nymph, a water-sprite, or something, as I swam out to the middle and found a footing.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart