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Elfin appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Yawn if Lena, Nina, or Gina call: "Ella, can I groan in an elfin way?"
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Definition of the adjective elfin

What does elfin mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    • example: thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
    • synonym of elfin: fey
    • similar: supernatural
  2. small and delicate
    • examples: she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate | obsessed by things elfin and small
    • synonym of elfin: elflike
    • similar: little / small
  3. relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
    • examples: elfin bells | all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance
    • lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
  4. usually good-naturedly mischievous
    • example: perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
    • synonyms of elfin: elfish / elvish
    • similar: playful

Alternative definition of the adjective elfin


  1. Relating to or resembling an elf, especially in its tiny size or features.


Elfin is a make of automobile produced by Elfin Sports Cars Pty Ltd.


  1. Elfin: The steamboat Elfin operated on Lake Washington and Puget Sound from 1891 to 1900. The vessel served as an important transportation link in the area when roads and railways were poor or non-existent, and there were no bridges across the lake.
  2. ELFIN: Electron Losses and Fields Investigation is a nanosatellite in development at University of California, Los Angeles. ELFIN is a 3U CubeSat designed to study space weather, specifically, the loss of relativistic electrons in the radiation belts.
    • also known as Electron Losses and Fields Investigation
  3. Elfin a.k.a. PDZ and LIM domain 1 (elfin) is a gene.
    • also known as carboxy terminal LIM domain protein 1, enigma homolog

Phrases with Elfin

Phrases starting with the word Elfin:

  1. Elfin Wood
  2. Elfin saddle
  3. Elfin Safety
  4. Elfin Skimmer
  5. Elfin Tree Fern
  6. Elfin Woods Warbler
  7. Elfin-Woods Warbler

Phrases ending with the word Elfin:

  1. Bog Elfin
  2. Pine Elfin
  3. Brown Elfin
  4. Hoary Elfin
  5. Moss' Elfin
  6. Desert Elfin
  7. Frosted Elfin
  8. Henry's Elfin
  9. San Bruno Elfin
  10. Eastern Pine Elfin
  11. Western Pine Elfin

Other phrase containing the word Elfin:

  1. San Bruno Elfin Butterfly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Elfin

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Google previewThe Celtic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Harry Mountain

NAME Elfin ALTERNATIVE The Little People / Fay folk / Clashtyn FORM small mystical human (4 - 5 ft) (1.5 m) COUNTRY Scotland / Ireland / England / Isle of Man REMARKS Elfin were tiny, delicate beautiful people of good proportion. At one ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English and Romance Languages Equivalent Proverbs

by Teodor Flonta

Elfin corona la obra. Elfin hace el todo. P. O fim coroa a obra. R. Sfârşitullaudă începutul. La toate urma alege. Sim. The end tries all / The evening crowns the day.

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

elfin. wood. A *facies of tropical upper *montane or subalpine forest, with dwarfed and gnarled trees, that grows on extreme or exposed.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Imaginary Places (2000)

by Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi

ELFHAME, an Elfin Kingdom beneath a hill near the Eskdalemuir Observatory on the Scottish border. The hill is almost perfectly round and ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F (2008)

by Donald Haase

Gods and heroes — reduced in stature and importance as new beliefs supersede old ones — become the elfin peoples. Euhemerists (believers in an historical basis for myth and folklore) suggest that fairies are derived from folk memories of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

NDB elfin woodland A MONTANE FOREST formation of stunted stature (probably due to wind stress in exposed locations) that occurs at high altitude on mountains in SUBTROPICAL and TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS. It is sometimes used as ...

Google previewAustralian Dictionary of Biography, 1981-1990 (2007)

by Diane Langmore

Renaming the firm Elfin Sports Cars Pty Ltd, Cooper manufactured more Streamliners and a string of other models, including the ...

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Elfin Meaning

Video shows what elfin means. An elf; an inhabitant of fairy-land.. A little urchin or child.. elfin pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary ...

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Quotes about Elfin

It’s a small town.
It’s only a suburb.
But it’s a nice suburb.

Sometimes a suburb
can be a nice place to see.
Flowering free kiwi city

of botanic elfin trees.
Cathedral garden
city of New Zealand.

(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of E1L1F4I1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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