Definition of Belles-lettres

1. Noun. Creative writing valued for esthetic content.

Exact synonyms: Belles Lettres
Generic synonyms: Literary Composition, Literary Work



Definition of Belles-lettres

1. Noun. literary works valued more for their aesthetic qualities than for any informative or educational content ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belles-lettres

belle de nuit
belle esprit
belle indifference
belle laide
belle of the ball
belled
belled the cat
belledom
belleek
belleeks
bellend
bellends
bellerophon
bellerophons
belles
belles-lettres (current term)
belles-lettristic
belles lettres
belleter
belleters
belletrism
belletrist
belletristic
belletrists
bellflower
bellflower family
bellflowers
bellfounder
bellfounders
bellgirl

Literary usage of Belles-lettres

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1. An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric by Hugh Blair (1823)
"... arls is requisite to the study of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. To extend the knowledge of them must be the first cart of those, who wish, ..."

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