Definition of faerie in English:


Line breaks: fae¦rie
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪəri
, ˈfɛːri
(also faery)


[mass noun] archaic or literary
1Fairyland: the world of faerie
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  • Ultimately the world of faery is not as wonderful as promised.
  • Magic ultimately brings only disaster to those in thrall to it; the denizens of faerie are singularly deceitful and inhumane; mankind is the better for having forgotten how to conjure and bewitch.
  • The first treatment in English was Layamon's Brut, which introduced the element of faerie.
1.1 [count noun] A fairy.
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  • The elves and faeries had taken an inkling to keep away from her.
  • The elves and faeries both had a language together, called the Shikaän Rune System.
  • She did not like for any of the elves or faeries to come close to revealing her secret, even remotely close.


late 16th century (introduced by Spenser): pseudo-archaic variant of fairy.

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