the belle of the ball

noun phrase

: the most beautiful and popular woman at a dance, party, etc.
She was the belle of the ball.

Examples of the belle of the ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This lovely layer cake will be the belle of the ball at any spring soiree. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 30 Mar. 2024 Picacho Peak State Park Looking like a giant stone sail, the distinctive profile of Picacho Peak was the belle of the ball during the 2023 superbloom. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2024 So for the upcoming sequel to their Oscar-winning 2019 supervillain film Joker, director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix have recruited none other than Lady Gaga to be the belle of the ball. Ew Staff,, 5 Jan. 2024 Kris Jenner was the belle of the ball at the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Eve party! Sabienna Bowman, Peoplemag, 26 Dec. 2023 Amal Clooney was the belle of the ball at the second annual Albie Awards in New York City. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 29 Sep. 2023 Through the first two rounds of the 2023 NFL draft, the Big Ten was the belle of the ball. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2023

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“The belle of the ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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