What does the word sylph mean?

Usage examples for sylph

  1. Large grey eyes, rich brown hair- the complexion of the lily tinged with the rose- a figure a sylph might envy. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. This is the ship Sylph, and that is Mr. Watson, and he has built this ship for my father. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  3. The idea of something sylph- like from the heart of the air flashed into him. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood