Definition of sylph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪlf//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪlf//
    Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
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  1. 1an imaginary spirit
  2. 2a girl or woman who is thin and attractive See related entries: Attractiveness, Female attractiveness
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin sylphes, sylphi and the German plural Sylphen, perhaps based on Latin sylvestris ‘of the woods’ + nympha ‘nymph’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sylph