water sprite


a sprite or spirit inhabiting the water, as an undine.

Origin of water sprite

First recorded in 1790–1800
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for water sprite

nix, Nereid, Oceanid, kelpie, mermaid, naiad

Examples from the Web for water sprite

Historical Examples of water sprite

  • "That is the place where I saw a water-sprite late one afternoon," said Sigrid.

  • Beware, you who think yourself cleverer than the Water-Sprite!

  • She tried to escape, but the ribbon forced her to follow the water-sprite.

  • At length she presented him with a little daughter as lovely as a water-sprite, with hair like threads of gold.

    Fairy Book

    Sophie May

  • I felt like a nymph, a water-sprite, or something, as I swam out to the middle and found a footing.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart