Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) below 3 kilohertz
  2. (noun, person) (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

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Alternate forms of Elf

Hyponyms: leprechaun, sandman

Hypernyms: faerie, faery, fairy, fay, radio frequency, sprite

Origin of the word Elf

  1. "race of powerful supernatural beings in Gmc. folklore," O.E. elf, ?lf, from P.Gmc. *albiz, origin unknown, possibly from PIE *albho- "white." A popular component in Anglo-Saxon names, many of which survive as modern given names and surnames, cf. ?lfr?d "Elf-counsel" (Alfred), ?lfwine "Elf-friend" (Alvin), ?lfric "Elf-rule… more

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Words that sound like Elf

elaphe, elbe, elbow, elope

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