What is another word for elf?

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[ ˈɛlf], [ ˈɛlf], [ ˈɛ_l_f]

An elf is a mythical creature that is widely depicted in various cultures as a tiny, magical being with pointy ears and a mischievous personality. Some synonyms for the word 'elf' include gnome, troll, fairy, pixie, leprechaun, and sprite. A gnome is a little person who lives underground and can perform magic. A troll is a mythical creature that often hides under bridges and enjoys playing tricks on others. A pixie is a small, mischievous fairy, while a fairy is a magical being often depicted with wings. Leprechauns are tiny, mischievous Irish folklore characters who are known for hiding pots of gold. Sprites, on the other hand, are tiny, magical beings similar to fairies.

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What are the opposite words for elf?

The word "elf" refers to a mythical creature that is commonly associated with magic and folklore. However, just like any other word in the English language, "elf" has its antonyms as well. Some of the antonyms for the word "elf" include giant, ogre, and monster. These words refer to mythical creatures that are known for their size, strength, and power. Unlike elves, these creatures are often depicted as being harmful to humans and are known for their destructive nature. While elves are typically portrayed as kind and magical beings, their antonyms represent darkness, fear, and danger.

What are the antonyms for Elf?

  • n.

    small, fairytale character

Usage examples for Elf

And I had to follow, and I found him telling elf such a tragic tale of how you and Le had gone off and left him tied up, without even looking behind to bid him good-by, that his heart was quite broken, and he had been trying to hang himself on his own chain ever since!
"Her Mother's Secret"
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Oh, you know what I mean well enough, elf, although you pretend to look so puzzled!
"Her Mother's Secret"
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Oh, she's a teasing elf who can become invisible at will.
"The Silent Mill"
Hermann Sudermann

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