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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AirTouch, the belle of the ball, climbed $2.06 to $81.94.
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BELLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of belle for English Language Learners
: a very attractive and popular girl or woman
BELLE Defined for Kids
Definition of belle for Students
: an attractive and popular girl or woman
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