sprite

or spright

[ sprahyt ]
/ spraɪt /

noun

(in folklore) an elf, fairy, or goblin.

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Origin of sprite

1400–1450; Middle English sprit, spreit, from Anglo-French spirit(e), Old French esprit, espirit(e), from Latin spīritus spirit

synonym study for sprite

See fairy.

OTHER WORDS FROM sprite

spritehood, nounspriteless, adjectivespritelike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sprite

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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