|1.||[ adjective ] suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness|
"thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning" "the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
|2.||[ adjective ] small and delicate|
"she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate" "obsessed by things elfin and small"
|3.||[ adjective ] 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.||[ adjective ] usually good-naturedly mischievous|
"perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight" "elvish tricks"