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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness;
           "thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat
           lightning"; "the fey quality was there, the ability to
           see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown [syn: elfin,
    2: small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and
       delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small" [syn:
       elfin, elflike]
    3: relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf; "elfin
       bells"; "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"
    4: usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical
       joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks" [syn: elfin,
       elfish, elvish]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Thecla \Thec"la\, n.
   Any one of many species of small delicately colored
   butterflies belonging to Thecla and allied genera; --
   called also hairstreak, and elfin.
   [1913 Webster]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Elfin \Elf"in\ (-[i^]n), a.
   Relating to elves.
   [1913 Webster]

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Elfin \Elf"in\, n.
   A little elf or urchin. --Shenstone.
   [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for elfin:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, arch, dainty, diminutive, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfish, elflike, elvish, faery, fairy, fairyish, fairylike, fay, frolicsome, gnomelike, gnomish, impish, incipient, little, meager, midget, mischievous, nanoid, pixieish, playful, puckish, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, small, sprightly, squat, stunted, sylphidine, sylphine, sylphish, sylphlike, sylphy, tiny, tricky, undersize, undersized, wee, wizened
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