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beau ideal

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noun beau ide·al \ˌbō-ī-ˈdē(-ə)l, ˌbō-ˌē-dā-ˈäl\

Definition of beau ideal

plural beau ideals

  1. :  the perfect type or model



Examples of beau ideal

  1. <she is the beau ideal of the beautiful but unassuming film actress>

  2. <Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous architectural creation, Falling Water, is widely regarded as the beau ideal of a building in harmony with its setting.>



Origin of beau ideal

French beau idéal ideal beauty


First Known Use: 1786


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