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belletrist

noun bel·le·trist \bel-ˈle-trist\

Definition of belletrist

  1. :  a writer of belles lettres

belletristicplay also belle–lettristic \ˌbe-lə-ˈtris-tik\ adjective


Variants of belletrist

also belle–lettrist \bel-ˈle-trist\

Origin of belletrist

belles lettres


First Known Use: 1801


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