belle epoque


belle epoque

noun, often capitalized B&E \ˈbel-ā-ˈpk\

Definition of BELLE EPOQUE

:  a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially :  such a period in fin de siècle France

Variants of BELLE EPOQUE

belle epoque or belle époque \ˈbel-ā-ˈpk\

Examples of BELLE EPOQUE

  1. <that 19th-century belle epoque when Paris seemed to be the artistic center of the universe>

Origin of BELLE EPOQUE

French, literally, beautiful age
First Known Use: 1904

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