1. [ adjective ] suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
Synonyms: fey

"thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning" "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown

Related terms: supernatural
2. [ adjective ] small and delicate
Synonyms: elflike

"she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate" "obsessed by things elfin and small"

Related terms: small
3. [ adjective ] relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf

"elfin bells" "all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance"

Related terms: elf
4. [ adjective ] usually good-naturedly mischievous
Synonyms: elvish elfish

"perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight" "elvish tricks"

Related terms: playful
Similar spelling:   Elvin