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belle Explained

belle at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


belle at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"beautiful woman well-dressed; reigning beauty," 1622, from Fr., from O.Fr. bele, from L. bella, fem. of bellus "beautiful, fair." ///

belle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] old-fashioned [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: , from the feminine form of beau; BEAU]// a beautiful girl or woman// the belle of the ball (=the most beautiful girl at a dance or party) //

belle at Dutch => English Of Explained:


bêlle at French => English Of Explained:


belle at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "belle":
Miss America, bathing beauty, beau ideal, beaut, beauty,
beauty contest winner, beauty queen, bunny, charmer, cover girl,
dazzler, dream, enchantress, fine lady, grande dame, great beauty,
knockout, lady fair, looker, model, paragon, peach, pinup,
pinup girl, precieuse, pussycat, raving beauty, reigning beauty,
sex kitten, slick chick, stunner, toast

Belle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Belle \Belle\ (b[e^]l), n. [F. belle, fem. of bel, beau,
beautiful, fine. See {Beau}.]
A young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome
lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady.

belle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of
several rivals; "she was the belle of the ball"

belle at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Belle



From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » belle||beautiful|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » bella|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /bɛl/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An attractive woman.
    1. : In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.


      Inter: trans-top » beautiful woman

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|красавица|tr=krasávica

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaunotar

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    Inter: top » 2
  • belle assemblée
  • belle dame
  • belle laide

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • belle passion
    • belles-lettres

    Inter: botto » m



    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » n=sg|t=pres|m=subj|bellen

  • French


    * Inter: IPA » /bɛl/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /bEl/


    Inter: fr-adj-form » f
  • Inter: feminine of » beau


    Inter: fr-noun » f

  • beautiful woman, Inter: l » en|belle, beauty

  • Interlingua


    Inter: ia-ad » j
  • beautiful

  • Italian


    belle Inter: f » plural
  • Inter: feminine of » bello


    belle {{f}}

  • Inter: plural of » bella|lang=it

  • Category: Category:Italian adjective forms -



    Inter: roa-jer-adj-form » f
  • Inter: feminine of » bieau|lang=roa-jer

  • Latin


    From Inter: term » bellus||pretty, handsome|lang=la


    Inter: la-adv » bell||e
  • well, neatly, perfectly
    1. prettily, delightfully

      Related terms

      * bellus

  • bonus

  • Turkish

    Verb form

  • note

  • Category: Category:Turkish verb forms -
    Translation: br » belle
    Translation: de » belle
    Translation: et » belle
    Translation: el » belle
    Translation: es » belle
    Translation: eo » belle
    Translation: fr » belle
    Translation: gu » belle
    Translation: ko » belle
    Translation: io » belle
    Translation: kn » belle
    Translation: sw » belle
    Translation: ku » belle
    Translation: lt » belle
    Translation: hu » belle
    Translation: mg » belle
    Translation: my » belle
    Translation: fj » belle
    Translation: nl » belle
    Translation: ja » belle
    Translation: no » belle
    Translation: pl » belle
    Translation: ro » belle
    Translation: fi » belle
    Translation: sv » belle
    Translation: ta » belle
    Translation: te » belle
    Translation: vi » belle
    Translation: wa » belle
    Translation: zh » belle

    Belle at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » belle


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A female given name, diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle, by folk etymology interpreted as "belle". More common as a middle name than a first name.

  • Category: Category:English diminutives of female given names -
    Translation: et » Belle
    Translation: es » Belle
    Translation: fr » Belle
    Translation: ru » Belle
    Translation: sr » Belle

    bèlle at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * After Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone


    bèlle n
  • calling, telephoning


    ; bèlle

  • to call, to telephone

  • Inter: li-conj1-2c » bèl|Montfortian|höbbe|l
    Category: Category:Limburgish nouns -
    Category: Category:Limburgish verbs -
    Translation: li » bèlle

    Bellé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » belle|Belle|bèlle


    Proper noun

    Inter: roa-jer-proper noun » f|sort=Belle
  • Inter: given name » female|sort=Belle|lang=roa-jer, equivalent to English Inter: term » Arabella.