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sylphid

[sil-fid] /ˈsɪl fɪd/
noun
1.
a little or young sylph.
adjective
2.
Also, sylphidine
[sil-fi-din, -dahyn] /ˈsɪl fɪ dɪn, -ˌdaɪn/ (Show IPA)
. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sylph.
Origin of sylphid
1670-1680
1670-80; < French sylphide. See sylph, -id1
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  • "You got the littlest waist I ever seen," reciprocated Lulu, regarding Lilly's sylphid figure with admiring eyes.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • A nymph must rise from the stream, a sylphid from the rose, before I could allow another to steal you from my side.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • You fancy you were once a sylphid,” said he; “but there are no sylphids, my sweet one, and there is no Summer-land.

    Fairy Book Sophie May

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