[ sil-fid ]

  1. a little or young sylph.

  1. Also sylph·id·ine [sil-fi-din, -dahyn]. /ˈsɪl fɪ dɪn, -ˌdaɪn/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sylph.

Origin of sylphid

From the French word sylphide, dating back to 1670–80. See sylph, -id1

Words Nearby sylphid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sylphid in a sentence

  • A nymph must rise from the stream, a sylphid from the rose, before I could allow another to steal you from my side.

    Lucretia, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "You got the littlest waist I ever seen," reciprocated Lulu, regarding Lilly's sylphid figure with admiring eyes.

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • You fancy you were once a sylphid,” said he; “but there are no sylphids, my sweet one, and there is no Summer-land.

    Fairy Book | Sophie May
  • “Your fairy, the one you call Whisper, has taken care of it for your sake,” said the sister sylphid.

    Fairy Book | Sophie May
  • Then, intwining arms with a bright sylphid, she flew with her over the gardens in a trance of delight.

    Fairy Book | Sophie May