adjective see sylph

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  • Sylphlike — Sylph like , a. Like a sylph; airy; graceful. [1913 Webster] Sometimes a dance . . . Displayed some sylphlike figures in its maze. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sylphlike — sylph|like [ˈsılf laık] adj literary a sylphlike woman is attractively thin and graceful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sylphlike — adjective literary attractively thin and graceful: a sylphlike figure …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sylphlike — sylph ► NOUN 1) an imaginary spirit of the air. 2) a slender woman or girl. DERIVATIVES sylphlike adjective. ORIGIN Latin sylphes (plural), perhaps from sylvestris of the woods + nympha nymph …   English terms dictionary

  • sylphlike — adjective a) of or pertaining to a sylph b) slender and graceful …   Wiktionary

  • sylphlike — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, elfin, elfish, elflike, ethereal, faery, fairy, fairyish, fairylike, fay, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail, gauzy, girlish, gnomelike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sylphlike — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slender, willowy, diaphanous, charming; see graceful 1 , 2 , gracefully …   English dictionary for students

  • sylphlike — sylph|like [ sılf,laık ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY thin, delicate, and graceful: SLENDER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sylphlike — UK [ˈsɪlfˌlaɪk] / US adjective mainly literary thin, delicate, and graceful …   English dictionary

  • sylphlike — adjective moving and bending with ease • Syn: ↑lissome, ↑lissom, ↑lithe, ↑lithesome, ↑slender, ↑supple, ↑svelte • Similar to: ↑graceful …   Useful english dictionary

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