belletrist

noun bel·le·trist \bel-ˈle-trist\

Definition of belletrist

  1. :  a writer of belles lettres

belletristic

play less commonly

belle–lettristic

\ˌbe-lə-ˈtris-tik\ adjective

Variants of belletrist

less commonly

belle–lettrist

\bel-ˈle-trist\

Origin and Etymology of belletrist

belles lettres


First Known Use: 1801


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