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Definition of "sprite" [sprite]

  • A small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or pixie. (noun)
  • An elflike person. (noun)
  • A specter or ghost. (noun)
  • Archaic A soul. (noun)
  • Meteorology A large, dim, red flash that appears above active thunderstorms in conjunction with lightning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sprite" in a sentence
  • "If I want a sweeter taste to the fish, dip the fish in sprite or 7up and then batter, the sugar in the soda will stick to the meat and give it a nice, sweet flavoring."
  • ""PETER", your rite, eye guest wii shuld view everyding wif a mor "possitive [sic]" eye in sprite of there mediokrity -- mush like your komments."
  • ""As people who ought to know better," observed M. Kollsen, "now think the wind is alive, and call it Nipen, or the mist of the lake and river, which they call the sprite Uldra.""