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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sprite mean? 

SPRITE (noun)
  The noun SPRITE has 1 sense:

1. a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

  Familiarity information: SPRITE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPRITE (noun)

Sense 1sprite [BACK TO TOP]


A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


faerie; faery; fairy; fay; sprite

Hypernyms ("sprite" is a kind of...):

spiritual being; supernatural being (an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sprite"):

brownie; elf; gremlin; hob; imp; pixie; pixy ((folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous)

fairy godmother (a female character is some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine)

dwarf; gnome (a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure)

Morgan le Fay ((Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur)

Puck; Robin Goodfellow (a mischievous sprite of English folklore)

Oberson ((Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore)

Titania ((Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore)

tooth fairy (a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out)

water nymph; water spirit; water sprite (a fairy that inhabits water)

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