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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Folklore
sylphsylph /sɪlf/ noun [countable]  1 WOMAN literary an attractively thin woman2 RFan imaginary female creature who lived in the air, according to ancient stories
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sylphWhen he produced a new brochure he proudly placed portraits of his wife and himself side by side with his dancing sylphs.They look like abject plaster sylphs.
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