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(rhymes with night and kite)

No, we aren’t referring to the refreshing lemon-lime carbonated beverage popular around the Western world. This sprite is far less tangible – at least in the material world. The word is another name for a fairy or elf, usually of the female persuasion. Less specifically, the term can just refer to a ghost, soul, or disembodied spirit. Why are we including this in the DESIGN SPEAK section? Because sprite figures are a common motif in the history of art, the decorative arts, and architectural interiors.