sylph

Part of speech: noun

Myth. An ethereal being living in and on the air.

Part of speech: noun

A slender, graceful girl.

Part of speech: noun

A South- American humming- bird.

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Usage examples "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", 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", James De Mille.
  3. The idea of something sylph- like from the heart of the air flashed into him. - "The Promise of Air", Algernon Blackwood.