Definition of fairy in English:
noun (plural fairies)
- I love magical things like fairies and goblins.
- The fairies occupied the land in many parts of the world, yet just like the multiple races of humans or demons, fairies have several of their own.
- It says everything your inner child wants to hear: believe in fairies and the powers of the imagination; and no matter how bad real life can become, you can always visit Neverland.
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- She's more of the princess in ballroom dress or the magical fairy type.
- A breathtaking ballet is set in the magical world of a fairy kingdom, where the King and Queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora.
- Her fairy powers were drawn tightly around her, like a cloak.
Although we now think of fairies as small, delicate creatures they come from a powerful source—Latin fata ‘the Fates’ ( see fate). The old spelling faerie is first recorded in The Faerie Queene, the title of a poem by Edmund Spenser celebrating Queen Elizabeth I (the figure of the ‘Faerie Queene’ herself was taken to stand for Elizabeth). Faerie was originally the collective form of the word, with fae or nowadays fay as the singular.
- Example sentences
- Small fountains and courtyards drew her in; they seemed, in Guinevere's imagination, small pieces of another world; fairylike, ornate, and delicate.
- Driving back we got the same thrill we always do at seeing Butte at night… It is so fairylike with its twinkling lights and so startling in a black wilderness.
- Please take a brief walk back in time with me, as I share with you a bit of history about the exquisite, fairylike Rocky Mountain columbine.
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