faerie

or fa·er·y

[ fey-uh-ree, fair-ee ]
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noun,plural fa·er·ies.
  1. the imaginary land of the fairies; fairyland.

  2. Archaic. a fairy.

adjective

Origin of faerie

1
First recorded in 1580–90; spelling variant of fairy
  • Also fa·ër·y .

Words Nearby faerie

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How to use faerie in a sentence

  • He also produced a book on cookery, and a commentary on the faerie Queen.

    Haunted London | Walter Thornbury
  • He was a great admirer of Spenser, his faerie Queene was a great favourite with him.

    Life of John Keats | Sidney Colvin

British Dictionary definitions for faerie

faerie

faery

/ (ˈfeɪərɪ, ˈfɛərɪ) /


nounplural -ries archaic, or poetic
  1. the land of fairies

  2. enchantment

adjective, noun
  1. a variant of fairy

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