What does the word elfin mean?

Usage examples for elfin

  1. Birds were singing in the beech woods over on Orchard Knob Farm, answering to each other from shore to shore, until the very air was tremulous with the elfin music of this wonderful midsummer dawn. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. That certainly is my pretty little elfin child lying yonder." – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  3. Beyond the sun- dial and slightly to the left of it, viewed from where we stood, a faint, elfin light flickered, at a point apparently some four or five feet above the ground! – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer