how to pronounce elfin


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elfin is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of elfin


  1. A little urchin or child.
  2. An elf; an inhabitant of fairy-land.
  3. Any of the butterflies in the subgenus Incisalia of the North American lycaenid genus Callophrys.


  1. Relating to or resembling an elf or elves, especially in its tiny size or features.

elfin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word elfin occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics elfin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that elfin can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to elfin


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