noun (in German and Scandinavian mythology)
Origin of erlking
Examples from the Web for erlking
Angela was left crying over the beauty of "The Erlking," the last song rendered.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
But in the boy's brain the Erlking has already raised his enticing whisper.
The voice of the Erlking is a continuous, soft, uninterrupted stream of tone, upon which the whispered words are hung.
“The Erlking” of Schubert is especially hinted at, just as the first movement was prophetic of Beethoven.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
They found the composer all aglow, reading the “Erlking” aloud to himself.How to Appreciate Music|Gustav Kobb