Sprite definition

sprīt
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The definition of a sprite is an imaginary being or spirit.

An example of a sprite is a fairy.

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(folklore) An imaginary being or spirit, as a fairy, elf, or goblin.
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A person regarded as elfin in some way.
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An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
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(mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
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(mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
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(meteorology) A large, dim, red flash that appears above active thunderstorms in conjunction with lightning.
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The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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(computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
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A small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or pixie.
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An elflike person.
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(archaic) A spirit, specter, or ghost.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sprite
Plural:
sprites

Origin of sprite

  • Middle English spreit from Old French esprit from Latin spīritus spirit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French esprit (“spirit").

    From Wiktionary