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1. fairy

noun. ['ˈfɛri'] a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers.

Synonyms

  • pixie
  • imp
  • Robin Goodfellow
  • fay
  • elf
  • faery
  • water nymph
  • Oberson
  • Puck
  • dwarf
  • spiritual being
  • Morgan le Fay
  • tooth fairy
  • water spirit
  • faerie
  • brownie
  • supernatural being
  • gnome
  • sprite
  • pixy
  • Titania
  • water sprite
  • hob
  • fairy godmother

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • familiar
  • heterosexual
  • bisexual

Etymology

  • fairie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • faerie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Fairy

  • francesmary
  • tagliaferri
  • palminteri
  • balistreri
  • montazeri
  • canzoneri
  • bollettieri
  • st_mary
  • pusateri
  • prosperi
  • palmieri
  • glengarry
  • contrary
  • camilleri
  • barillari
  • sunseri
  • spiteri
  • silveri
  • scuderi
  • ranieri
  • plumeri
  • palmeri
  • oliveri
  • mcsherry
  • mcquerry
  • mcnary
  • mcnairy
  • mccrary
  • mcclary
  • macsharry

How do you pronounce fairy?

Pronounce fairy as ˈfɛri.

US - How to pronounce fairy in American English

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Example sentences of the word fairy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Families have their fairy tales, and rumors of royalty are often among them.

2. Adjective
Elwes is perhaps best known as Westley in Rob Reiner's fairy tale "The Princess Bride."

Quotes containing the word fairy


1. Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
- Neil Gaiman, Coraline

2. If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
- Albert Einstein

3. Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
- C.S. Lewis

2. fairy-slipper

noun. rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf.

Synonyms

  • calypso
  • orchid
  • orchidaceous plant

3. fairy-ring_mushroom

noun. mushroom that grows in a fairy ring.

Synonyms

  • Marasmius
  • agaric
  • genus Marasmius

Antonyms

  • toadstool

4. fairy

noun. ['ˈfɛri'] offensive term for an openly homosexual man.

Synonyms

  • nance
  • pouf
  • fag
  • fagot
  • shirtlifter
  • queer
  • queen
  • poove
  • gay man
  • faggot
  • pansy

Antonyms

  • male aristocrat
  • king

Etymology

  • fairie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • faerie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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