sprite

or spright

[ sprahyt ]
/ spraɪt /

noun

an elf, fairy, or goblin.

Origin of sprite

1250–1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit

Related forms

sprite·hood, nounsprite·less, adjectivesprite·like, adjective

Can be confused

spirit sprite
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British Dictionary definitions for sprite

sprite

/ (spraɪt) /

noun

(in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
a small dainty person
an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc

Word Origin for sprite

C13: from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritus spirit 1
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