Definitions

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  • adv. In an elvish manner.

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  • adv. In an elvish manner.

Etymologies

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elvish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • With crashing chords she dropped from “L’Automne Bacchanale” to the Nocturne in E flat; scarcely murmured of that, then tripped elvishly into Moszkowsky’s Waltz, and from that she dropped to a song of Tchaikowsky, almost heartbreaking in its childish beauty, and then to the lecherous music of the second act of “Tristan.

    The Russian Quarter

  • He poured himself a drink reminiscent of Paris -- not that he felt he needed it for the reaction from bracing himself to die like a Pythias had left him elvishly grotesque in mind -- gathered the bottles tenderly in his arms like small glass babies and went back to the living-room.

    Young People's Pride

  • "L'Automne Bacchanale" to the Nocturne in E flat; scarcely murmured of that, then tripped elvishly into Moszkowsky's Waltz, and from that she dropped to a song of Tchaikowsky, almost heartbreaking in its childish beauty, and then to the austere music of the second act of "Tristan."

    Nights in London

  • Here and there robins sang across the stones, elvishly shrill in the quiet of harvest.

    The Return

  • Here too, almost at my right hand, perched a score or more of robins, bright-dyed, warbling elvishly in chorus as if the may-boughs whereon they sat were white with hoarfrost and not buds.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • They conceived that Fenella's deafness and dumbness were only towards those of this world, and that she had been heard talking, and singing, and laughing most elvishly, with the invisibles of her own race.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • This buzz-kill legislation would seemingly put a damper on Dominique and her fireballs, but it hasn't fazed her or the tenacious coterie of locals who, while pussyfooting elvishly in secret nooks around Greater Boston, are slowly preparing the fire arts for their moment in the spotlight.

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  • They conceived that Fenella’s deafness and dumbness were only towards those of this world, and that she had been heard talking, and singing, and laughing most elvishly, with the invisibles of her own race.

    Peveril of the Peak

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