English version

elf

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Folklore
elfelf /elf/ noun (plural elves /elvz/) [countable] 🔊 🔊 RFan imaginary creature like a small person with pointed ears and magical powers → fairy, pixie
Examples from the Corpus
elf• Not that shit about elves, but what you just said, Carolyn.• Twoflower had always wanted to meet an elf.• Now people I've spoken to who used it then never said anything about machine elves of hyperspace.• Or Strauss requesting a chorus of elves?• The aspect of humanity which the elves represent most fully - both for good and ill - is the creative one.• The elves put on the clothes, and then were never seen again.• They saw two elves, hard at work.
ELFELF /ˌiː el ˈef/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 (English as a lingua franca) the use of English as a means of communication by people whose first languages are different, and are not English
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