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belle epoque

noun \ˈbel-ā-ˈpȯk\

Definition of belle epoque

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



Examples of belle epoque

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



Variants of belle epoque

or belle époque play \ˈbel-ā-ˈpȯk\

Origin of belle epoque

French, literally, beautiful age


First Known Use: 1904


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