[ sprahyt ]
/ spraɪt /
an elf, fairy, or goblin.
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Origin of sprite
1250–1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit
SYNONYMS FOR sprite
OTHER WORDS FROM spritesprite·hood, nounsprite·less, adjectivesprite·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH spritespirit sprite
Words nearby sprite
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British Dictionary definitions for spritelike
/ (spraɪt) /
(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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