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Synonyms for pixie

Synonyms for pixie

(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

creeping evergreen shrub having narrow overlapping leaves and early white star-shaped flowers

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Subversively funny and featuring a marvellous turn from Sylvie Testud as the pixieish gangly Amelie, it may direct its barbs at the Nippon corporate landscape but it should easily strike resounding chords with anyone who's ever worked alongside the David Brent's of this world.
But as much as he's tried to communicate the pixieish, fairy-tale side of the WTC, Pilson now sees the very existence of the building itself as something out o f make-believe.
Her pixieish face creases into a grin and I remember how this tiny, dark- haired woman captured the world's imagination when she skippered the first all-female crew in the 1990 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Ultimately, the intense weeklong preparations by voice, breath and dramatic coaches--and by pixieish orchestra conductor Marco Armiliato, the smiling antithesis of the temperamental maestro--are ministered with so much supportive, flattering attention that every finalist emerges stronger.
Now 54, though she looks far younger with her lightened blond hair and pixieish build, Powell still seems slightly amazed at all that happened to her.
To say the least, it was a complicated assignment for both the pixieish actress and Jeunet, a former animator whose visually baroque works include ``Delicatessen,'' ``City of Lost Children'' (both co-directed with Marc Caro) and ``Alien Resurrection.
Having established her name providing vocals for the Elbow album, Dubliner Davey's solo album has opted to wrap her barbed lyrics in a deceptively sweet-voiced heady cocktail of Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Bjork and the pixieish cobwebby tones of Pooka.
With her pixieish features, the actress even makes a halfway convincing lad.
They include 14-year-old Tyler Hubble, a blond, pixieish boy who bounced among four different schools during his middle school years in search of a tolerable fit.
With ``Amelie,'' the pixieish Tautou has become an overnight star in France, winning favorable comparisons to Audrey Hepburn in the process.
The pixieish Ford spins numerous, amusing, if superficial, anecdotes about these luminaries.
There is a sort of flip side: the gibbering, neurotic, self-loathing mess,'' says the pixieish Beckinsale, her tongue lodged in cheek behind a sparkling, laughing smile.
Malhotra, a nattily dressed, pixieish, and smoothly confident young man, described himself as a classic novelty-seeking type.