see also: Sprite
Pronunciation Noun

sprite (plural sprites)

  1. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade
    • 1803, William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
      He who torments the chafer's sprite
      Weaves a bower in endless night.
  2. An apparition; ghost
  3. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  4. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  5. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  6. An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
  7. A spayed female ferret.
  8. (obsolete) Alternative form of spright#English|spright (“frame of mind, disposition”)
  • (supernatural creature) See goblin (hostile)
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Sprite
  • Russian: спрайт
  • German: Kobold
  • Russian: спрайт

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A colourless, caffeine-free, lemon and lime-flavoured soft drink.
  • Russian: Спрайт

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