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sprite

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noun
  1. an elf, fairy, or goblin.
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Origin of sprite

1250–1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit
Related formssprite·hood, nounsprite·less, adjectivesprite·like, adjective
Can be confusedspirit sprite

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See fairy.
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Related Words for sprite

spright, nymph, pixie, elf, fay, goblin

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British Dictionary definitions for sprite

sprite

noun
  1. (in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
  2. a small dainty person
  3. an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
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Word Origin for sprite

C13: from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritus spirit 1
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Word Origin and History for sprite

n.

c.1300, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)).

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