1. suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
- thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
2. small and delicate
- she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate
- obsessed by things elfin and small
3. relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
- elfin bells
- all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance
4. usually good-naturedly mischievous
- perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
1. An elf; an inhabitant of fairy-land.
2. A little urchin or child.