beau ideal


beau ide·al

noun \ˌbō-ī-ˈdē(-ə)l, ˌbō-ˌē-dā-ˈäl\
plural beau ideals

Definition of BEAU IDEAL

:  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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