- a little or young sylph.
- Also sylph·id·ine [sil-fi-din, -dahyn] /ˈsɪl fɪ dɪn, -ˌdaɪn/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sylph.
Origin of sylphid
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Examples from the Web for sylphid
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
"You got the littlest waist I ever seen," reciprocated Lulu, regarding Lilly's sylphid figure with admiring eyes.Just Around the Corner
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