belle

noun \ ˈbel \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of belle

: a popular and attractive girl or woman; especially : a girl or woman whose charm and beauty make her a favorite
  • the belle of the ball

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Origin and Etymology of belle

French, from feminine of beau beautiful — more at beau



BELLE Defined for English Language Learners

belle

Definition of belle for English Language Learners

  • : a very attractive and popular girl or woman


BELLE Defined for Kids

belle

noun \ ˈbel \

Definition of belle for Students

: an attractive and popular girl or woman


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