Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling a sylph; graceful; slender: as, a sylph-like form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like a sylph; airy; graceful.

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  • adjective of or pertaining to a sylph
  • adjective slender and graceful

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  • adjective moving and bending with ease

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Examples

  • The mood is not indigo but sepia and the action – what there is of it – takes place in an authentically frumpy suburban sitting room designer Alison Chitty furnished with bulbous sofas and sad, sylphlike Lesley Manville.

    Othello; Grief; St Matthew Passion – review

  • "I've always been a good eater," says sylphlike Bernstein, a former ballet dancer.

    Ellen Kanner: Meatless Monday: Discovering Common Threads

  • After this winter especially, if you've been patrolling farmers' markets since March for signs of miniature vegetables, sylphlike asparagus and potatoes the size of 24-carat diamonds, you are not alone.

    Great Ways to Veg Out

  • “In casual conversation we hear this idea expressed all the time: Anorexia is caused by the incessant drumbeat of modern dieting, by the erotic veneration of sylphlike women,” writes Joan Jacobs Brumberg in her masterpiece Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa.

    Crazy Like Us

  • Fronting a tight six-piece band, the sylphlike singer with the auburn-tinted hair appropriately rocked a look similar to Tina Turner's character Aunty Entity from the 1985 sci-fi flick, "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," only sexier.

    In concert: N'Dambi at Black Cat

  • Miranda, a sylphlike 11-year-old who was pinned beneath her crumpled home and watched her father die, says her favorite thing about the arts program was "for sure talking and drawing about my life."

    Sarah Ryley: After Earthquake, Children's Resilience Revealed in Play

  • In a 1961 photograph of Burroughs in Tangiers (with poet Gregory Corso and composer and author Paul Bowles), there are also two sylphlike boys, just past adolescence, crouching in the background.

    'Beat Memories' at the National Gallery: Photography review by Philip Kennicott

  • More often, we meet for a bite at the odd café on Beverly Blvd. under the pretext of giving some truly sylphlike barely eighteen-year-old “actress” this or that “script,” naturally.

    Hollywood Savage

  • Miranda, a sylphlike 11-year-old who was pinned beneath her crumpled home and watched her father die, says her favorite thing about the arts program was "for sure talking and drawing about my life."

    Sarah Ryley: After Earthquake, Children's Resilience Revealed in Play

  • Fronting a tight six-piece band, the sylphlike singer with the auburn-tinted hair appropriately rocked a look similar to Tina Turner's character Aunty Entity from the 1985 sci-fi flick, "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," only sexier.

    PERFORMING ARTS

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