belletrist

noun bel·le·trist \ bel-ˈle-trist \
variants: or less commonly belle-lettrist
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of belletrist

: a writer of belles lettres
  • Nikos Demou was a prosperous advertising executive in Athens with his own firm until runaway success with a series of books, essays and articles on the Greek identity crisis enabled him to earn a more than comfortable living as a journalist and belletrist.
  • —Robert Fox

belletristic

or less commonly belle-lettristic play \ˌbe-lə-ˈtri-stik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of belletrist

belles lettres


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