beau ideal

noun beau ide·al \ ˌbō-ī-ˈdē(-ə)l , ˌbō-ˌē-dā-ˈäl \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of beau ideal

plural beau ideals
: the perfect type or model

Examples of beau ideal in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of beau ideal

French beau idéal ideal beauty



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