Definition of ELF in English:

ELF

  • Extremely low frequency.

Pronunciation:

ELF

/ɛlf/

Definition of elf in English:

elf

noun

  • A supernatural creature of folk tales, typically represented as a small, delicate, elusive figure in human form with pointed ears, magical powers, and a capricious nature:

    ‘birthmarks were thought to be bruises left by elves’
    ‘with his pointed chin, he might have been an elf out of story-land’
    • ‘Hope they don't skip over the part where the elf and dwarf bet over how many orcs they can kill.’
    • ‘Pandora had never seen a girl elf or a young elf and wondered if they also had long white beads.’
    • ‘There are elves and centaurs and unicorns and mermaids and flying lynxes and all shapes of mythical things.’
    • ‘For a start, it is in a little house in the woodland beside the hotel, leading me to suspect that the staff would be elves and pixies.’
    • ‘An elf, one of the purest creatures on earth, would pass away all alone in the wood.’
    • ‘The friendship between Legolas and Gimli unites elves and dwarves, traditionally enemies.’
    • ‘There is a group of elves or goblins or aliens or something who show up as I'm drifting off.’
    • ‘A few of the elves with the bows lowered them and looked at each other in uncertainty.’
    • ‘She was surrounded by evil looking dwarves that sounded like elves from their description.’
    • ‘The faces below him were a mixture of men, elves, fair folk, and dwarves.’
    • ‘Legend tells it that it was dragons that first taught humans and elves how to use magic.’
    • ‘Eragon mounted his horse and together, the elves and humans made their way into the Toliné Forest.’
    • ‘I said to her, if she really was a fairy, she should watch out for the elves that lived around the halls.’
    • ‘We cannot be together because a human and an elf are not meant to fall in love.’
    • ‘The dragon was angry with the elf and swore he would make his life miserable if he could.’
    • ‘At this time, the humans and elves were able to live peaceably with each other.’
    • ‘As an elf, she had a great love of nature so she felt it was her mission to keep these plants alive.’
    • ‘Suddenly jumping into a sprint, he raced over to the elf just as the dragon opened its mouth.’
    • ‘The two dwarves glared at the human and the other elves but offered nothing but a grunt.’
    • ‘They say that there was a war between good and bad and the souls were the reminiscence of the humans and elves that fought.’
    pixie, fairy, sprite, imp, brownie
    dwarf, gnome, goblin, hobgoblin
    leprechaun, puck, troll
    sidhe
    nix, nixie
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Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to German Alp nightmare.

Pronunciation:

elf

/ɛlf/