Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a fairy, or what is made or done be fairies.

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  • adjective Resembling a fairy or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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fairy +‎ -like

Examples

  • It was just over a decade ago that Alina Cojocaru first appeared on the Royal Ballet stage, a tiny dancer whose unfeasible, fairylike delicacy belied the steely brilliance of her technique.

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  • Little Kitty Bonner, fairylike in gauzy lawn, with pinkest of cheeks and bluest of dancing eyes, arms outstretched and lips puckered in invitation, was striving to kiss the boy.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Abillowy frock of mauve and pink tulle, with a tiny jewelled bodice, is completedby a tinted wig in the same primula shade, while glittering bracelets, caught withwisps of tulle, show up the fairylike wrists manipulating a great fan of snow-whiteplumes.

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  • And it should not bulk on the cityscape like Leviathan; it should rise and soar, light and airy and fairylike.

    The House Beautiful

  • Abillowy frock of mauve and pink tulle, with a tiny jewelled bodice, is completedby a tinted wig in the same primula shade, while glittering bracelets, caught withwisps of tulle, show up the fairylike wrists manipulating a great fan of snow-whiteplumes.

    Further Pavlova

  • On a sunny day, or still more on a moonlit night, it has a fairylike beauty.

    The South Pole~ The Eastern Sledge Journey

  • I tried other names, like Peter Pumpernickel or Periwinkle, since he was such a magical, fairylike character, but he was not amused.

    When Animals Speak

  • Magical, fairylike contents made the September Q Tea kit there was some danyeela patterned paper in it, gorgeous and I just loved to play with them.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Magical, fairylike contents made the September Q Tea kit there was some danyeela patterned paper in it, gorgeous and I just loved to play with them.

    Once upon a time

  • Initially, Mayer couched his impressions purely in the terms of magic and fantasy: “The spectator seems placed in a world of enchantment — the scene is so unreal and fairylike.”

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

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