Definitions for "Sprites"
atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)
a bright, short-lived flashes which occur above thunderstorms in response to certain kinds of large lightning discharges
Gamma-ray flashes produced in Earth's atmosphere by severe lightning storms and upper atmospheric events.
Sprites are an independent new wave/indie pop music group from Maryland, USA. Their lineup is ever-changing, with only the founding members (the husband-wife duo of Jason Korzen (formerly of Barcelona) and Amy Korzen) staying constant. Contributors include Christian Scanniello, Ivan Ramiscal, Kevin Alvir, Armin Pruessner, Derek Strausbaugh, and Reid Dossinger.
Keywords:  movable, cursor, screen, drawn, manual
an object that is drawn on the screen
Screen images, movable under program or manual control through an input device. Sprites may be characters, cursor shapes, or specific patterns. They normally are smaller than full-screen size, and in certain cases their size is restricted. (7/96)
QuickTime track that is made up of small graphic elements (sprites) which have position and time information associated with them. A bouncing ball is a good example of a sprite track ­ only the ball and its location are stored at any given time instead of a series of bitmaps that describe each whole frame.