Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling an elf or some aspect of one.

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  • adjective small and delicate

Etymologies

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elf +‎ -like

Examples

  • As she turned to gaze at a huge gilded mirror that hung to one side of the entryway, a very small, elflike man approached.

    One Night in Scotland

  • He has a nice face, kind of elflike: nice and a little unreal.

    The Other Side of Dark

  • As Holly Golightly, a small-town Texas girl with her feet planted firmly in the glitz of New York's party scene, Hepburn is irrepressibly charming, a vision of elflike beauty in Givenchy and pearls.

    John Farr: My Valentine to Patricia Neal

  • Am I the only one who pictures her having the elflike features, and out of wordly regal posture while still being "only" a girl of what's-her-name-now...

    Auditions are underway

  • The second image was of a windswept, fork-bearded and eagle-eyed man of craggy features, huge and solid, wearing boots and an Inverness cape, next to his wife, a diminutive and elflike waif with a strange and unearthly smile.

    INTERVIEW: John C. Wright

  • Amused by the elflike Nikki, Mitch watched out of the corner of his eye as he walked away.

    Emily And The Stranger

  • Her face was impish, elflike, and her ears appeared large, even for a Vulcan.

    Mind Meld

  • Alan Medford Grant was a short, elflike, balding man with large eyes and large teeth, in his neat pin-striped suit and bowler hat and he liked him immediately.

    Noble House

  • Alan Medford Grant was a short, elflike, balding man with large eyes and large teeth, in his neat pin-striped suit and bowler hat and he liked him immediately.

    Noble House

  • He was a delicate child, shy, sensitive, elflike, who wandered through the woods near his home, in Sussex, on the lookout for sprites and hobgoblins.

    Outlines of English and American Literature : an Introduction to the Chief Writers of England and America, to the Books They Wrote, and to the Times in Which They Lived

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