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See definition of sylph on Dictionary.com
  • as infairy
  • as innymph

synonyms for sylph

  • gnome
  • goblin
  • imp
  • leprechaun
  • bogie
  • brownie
  • elf
  • enchanter
  • fay
  • genie
  • gremlin
  • hob
  • mermaid
  • nymph
  • pixie
  • puck
  • siren
  • spirit
  • sprite
  • nisse
See also synonyms for: sylphlike
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How to use sylph in a sentence

On finding himself the object of our attention, the man vanished with the swiftness of a sylph.
PARISIANS IN THE COUNTRYHONORE DE BALZAC
But no sylph came again; no form rivaled the zephyr before me.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXLII. VOL. LV. APRIL, 1844VARIOUS
One word again made me a captive: that word was now "Lafontaine;" and at the same moment I saw the sylph bounding to my side.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXLII. VOL. LV. APRIL, 1844VARIOUS
"Wait in this spot until I return," was all that I heard, before he and the sylph had waltzed away far down the hall.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXLII. VOL. LV. APRIL, 1844VARIOUS
Fanciful as it may seem, the little sylph bore a striking resemblance to the flower from which she sprung.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
She was very fair, Eugene's own age, with very blue eyes and a slender sylph-like body.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
The sylph-like ease with which the Countess floated over this foul abysm was miraculous.
EVAN HARRINGTON, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
I say nothing about his return to France, but that he will apply to you for the command of the Sylph, I am very certain.
THE LILY AND THE TOTEMWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
She had the figure of a sylph, hair golden and profuse and real.
CHRONICLES OF DUSTYPOREHENRY STEWART CUNNINGHAM
The eyes of the sylph were brilliant with something almost human.
THE BEST PSYCHIC STORIESVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SYLPH

  • bogie
  • brownie
  • elf
  • enchanter
  • fay
  • genie
  • gnome
  • goblin
  • gremlin
  • hob
  • imp
  • leprechaun
  • mermaid
  • nisse
  • nymph
  • pixie
  • puck
  • siren
  • spirit
  • sprite
  • sylph
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