sprite

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From Old French esprit (spirit).

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sprite (plural sprites)

  1. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
    • 1803, William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
      He who torments the chafer's sprite
      Weaves a bower in endless night.
  2. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  3. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  4. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  5. An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.[1]

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