3 : a form of electrical discharge that sometimes is emitted upwards from the top of a cumulonimbus cloud during a thunderstorm at the same time that lightning strikes downward & that usually appears as a red or reddish-orange flash of light Atmospheric scientist Walter Lyons và his colleagues … noticed unusual behavior in storms over the plains: They triggered huge numbers of "sprites"—ghostly red glows of excited nitroren molecules often seen high above violent storms.— Robert Irion

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the child insisted that he"d seen a sprite hiding in the garden told hair-raising stories of sprites & spectral ships

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Recent Examples on the Web Under this gesturing, growling, fiery sprite of a dude, the team is sturdier, more focused, playing harder, playing smarter. — Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, "Column: For resilient Bruins, a magical victory on John R. Wooden Drive sầu," 19 Mar. 2021 In the 1987 reiteration of the franchise, the player’s race became undeniable as the game shifted away from grayscale khổng lồ a multicolored sprite program. — Riteo Norwood, Wired, "Coding Blackness: A History of Black Video trò chơi Characters," 26 Feb. 2021 Legendary actor Robert Morse voices Jack Frost in this movie, a winter sprite who can live sầu forever but falls in love sầu with a human girl named Elisa. — Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "11 Claymation Christmas Movies That Will Remind You of Your Childhood," 1 Dec. 20trăng tròn Suddenly, Charles’ attention is caught by a young woman dressed as a wood sprite, hiding behind a large vase. — Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "How Accurate Is The Crown’s Portrayal Of Prince Charles & Princess Diana’s First Meeting?," 15 Nov. 2020 Surprised, Crysta accidentally wields her magic, and causes a đô thị boy named Zak (Jonathan Ward) khổng lồ shrink down lớn her sprite-lượt thích form size. — Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "28 Years Later, FernGully Could Really Be The Last Rainforest," 25 Sep. 20trăng tròn Amid fairy statuary and a tiny fairy doorway at the base of a large tree, Imani Williams masqueraded as a sprite, wearing fairy wings & carrying a wvà. — Susan Degrane, chicagotribune.com, "Flowers, fairies and purple peppers highlight Beverly group’s tour of area gardens," 16 Sep. 20trăng tròn The manic pixie dream girl with red dip-dyed hair, a caremiễn phí smile, and sprite-lượt thích grace that Sossamon embodied for much of her early career. — Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Whatever Happened To Shannyn Sossamon, Star Of A Knight’s Tale? Let Her Tell You," 10 Sep. 20đôi mươi Boutte was a petite, almost-magical sprite whose big smile was an everyday sight for people who lived in the 7th Ward, who might see her bicycling down the street or sitting on her porch. — Katy Reckdahl, NOLA.com, "Remembering Klặng Boutte: "There will never be another" Mardi Gras Indian queen lượt thích Klặng," 12 Aug. 20đôi mươi

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History & Etymology for sprite

Middle English sprit, from Anglo-French espriz, espirit spirit, sprite — more at spirit