Definition of beau ideal
plural beau ideals
: the perfect type or model
Examples of beau ideal
<she is the beau ideal of the beautiful but unassuming film actress>
<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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