Nymph - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nɪmf|  American pronunciation of the word nymph
Brit.  |nɪmf|  British pronunciation of the word nymph


- (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water
- a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
- a voluptuously beautiful young woman

Extra examples

...she bought the book of fairy tales for the beautiful engravings of nymphs and fairies featured between the stories...

...the neighborhood nymphs were gathered at the local pizza parlor, checking out the hot guys...

Word forms

singular: nymph
plural: nymphs
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