AskDefine | Define belle

Dictionary Definition

belle n : a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball"

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English

Etymology

From French belle, from Latin bella.

Pronunciation

  • /bɛl/

Noun

  1. An attractive woman.
    In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.

Translations

French

Pronunciation

  • /bɛl/
  • /bEl/

Adjective

belle
  1. feminine singular of beau: beautiful pretty

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. beautiful woman, belle, beauty

Italian

Adjective

belle p
  1. feminine of bello

Latin

Etymology

From bellus

Related terms

Turkish

Verb form

belle

Extensive Definition

Belle may refer to:
Belle may also refer to:

See also

belle in German: Belle
belle in French: Belle
belle in Dutch: Belle
belle in Polish: Belle
belle in Portuguese: Belle (desambiguação)
belle in Volapük: Belle

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Miss America, bathing beauty, beau ideal, beaut, beauty, beauty contest winner, beauty queen, bunny, charmer, cover girl, dazzler, dream, enchantress, fine lady, grande dame, great beauty, knockout, lady fair, looker, model, paragon, peach, pinup, pinup girl, precieuse, pussycat, raving beauty, reigning beauty, sex kitten, slick chick, stunner, toast
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