elfin elfin  /ˈɛl fɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
  2. (adj) small and delicate
  3. (adj) relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
  4. (adj) usually good-naturedly mischievous

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Usage(s):

  1. Bill Wadman for PTI Slender, with elfin cheekbones and a distinctive bloom of spirally brown hair, Gladwell is one of those clever people who actually looks clever.
  2. Slender, with elfin cheekbones and a distinctive bloom of spirally brown hair, Gladwell is one of those clever people who actually looks clever.
  3. Karen Allen, 56, who was Indy's saucy love Marion Ravenwood in Raiders, still has that glittering smile and vestiges of her old elfin swagger.

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  1. Curtain Up (Deirdre Donovan) wrote, "This is an event to be enjoyed for its rich artfulness.......... Vit Horejs directs with an elfin touch that casts a magical aura over the entire evening's proceedings."
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Donovan Source: Broadway World

  2. "There was an elfin quality about him that was wonderful," said Mr Burke. "You can't compare him to modern gardeners. If Kevin was anything it was a celebration of ordinariness."
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Don Burke Source: The Age

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