nymph nymph  /ˈnɪmf/


  1. (n) (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
  2. (n) a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
  3. (n) a voluptuously beautiful young woman


  1. Sometimes the fish go for the nymph, the youngest stage, at the bottom of the river.
  2. Of Attica, the softer charms of the nymph who plays the nymph.
  3. Shepherds and nymphs, young soldiers and scholars, madonnas, saints and animals loll about in a state of pure being, with no future tense.


  • ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Nab Prizes At Monte-Carlo TV Festival

    The Monte-Carlo Television Festival wrapped in Monaco tonight with the Golden Nymph Awards handed out at the Grimaldi Forum. Hungarian coming-of-age TV movie Aglaja , directed by Krisztina Deák, was the big winner with four prizes. Breaking Bad , Modern Family , Borgen and Fresh Meat were also singled out. The festival has been attracting an increasing number of high-profile talent to the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

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  1. Bruno Tonioli said "Sometimes you are so fluid you are like a water nymph in a magic lake."
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Bruno Tonioli Source: Reality TV Magazine

  2. "Before, many of the fiction films were the '60s as we wanted them to be," says Lewis, a humorist and pop culture historian. "We showed more films in which the theme was that the more gorgeous and nymph-like a girl was, the harder it was to...
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Martin Lewis Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Pen-ek Ratanaruang calls his new film Nang Mai - literally "a wood nymph" - though the official English title, Nymph, better oozes a sylvan sensuality.
    on May 9, 2009 By: Pen-ek Ratanaruang Source: Bangkok Post

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