[el-fin] /ˈɛl fɪn/
of or like an elf.
small and charmingly spritely, merry, or mischievous.
of, relating to, or like an elf or elves
small, delicate, and charming
1590s, from elf; first found in Spenser, who may have been thinking of elven but the word also is a proper name in the Arthurian romances (Elphin).
- Elfin forest
noun 1. the zone of stunted wind-blown trees growing at high altitudes just above the timberline on tropical mountains Also called krummholz
[el-fin-woo d] /ˈɛl fɪnˌwʊd/ noun 1. .
[el-fish] /ˈɛl fɪʃ/ adjective 1. elflike; elfin; small and mischievous. /ˈɛlfɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like an elf or elves; charmingly mischievous or sprightly; impish noun 2. the supposed language of elves adj. c.1200, alvisc; see elf + -ish. Related: Elfishly; elfishness.
[elf-land] /ˈɛlfˌlænd/ noun 1. the realm or world of ; fairyland. /ˈɛlfˌlænd/ noun 1. another name for fairyland