water sprite

wa·ter sprite
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sprahyt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər spraɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sprahyt]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər spraɪt/

Definitions of water sprite words

  • noun water sprite a sprite or spirit inhabiting the water, as an undine. 1
  • noun water sprite a spirit, nymph, etc. dwelling in or haunting a body of water 0

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Origin of water sprite

First appearance:

before 1790
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1790-1800

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Parts of speech for Water sprite


water sprite popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for water sprite

noun water sprite

  • mermaid — (in folklore) a female marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a woman and the tail of a fish.
  • naiad — (sometimes initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. any of a class of nymphs presiding over rivers and springs.
  • kelpie — Australian kelpie.
  • nereid — (sometimes lowercase) Classical Mythology. any of the 50 daughters of Nereus; a sea nymph.

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