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

Definition of faerie in English:

noun

[mass noun] archaic or literary
1Fairyland: the world of faerie
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with faerie

airy, Azeri, canary, carabinieri, Carey, Cary, chary, clary, contrary, dairy, Dari, glairy, glary, Guarneri, hairy, lairy, miserere, nary, Nyerere, prairie, Salieri, scary, Tipperary, vary, wary

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