Definition of Belletristic

1. Adjective. Written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content.

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Definition of Belletristic

1. a. Occupied with, or pertaining to, belles- lettres.

Definition of Belletristic

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of belles-lettres ¹

2. Adjective. Written or appreciated for aesthetic value rather than content ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Belletristic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Belletristic

belledom
belleek
belleeks
bellend
bellends
bellerophon
bellerophons
belles
belles-lettres
belles-lettristic
belles lettres
belleter
belleters
belletrism
belletrist
belletristic (current term)
belletrists
bellflower
bellflower family
bellflowers
bellfounder
bellfounders
bellgirl
bellgirls
bellhop
bellhops
bellibone
bellibones
bellicism
bellicist

Literary usage of Belletristic

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1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"He protests that ' an unlearned belletristic trifler' like himself is not the ... But a ' belletristic trifler' like Matthew Arnold often goes much farther ..."

2. The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1870)
"There is a handsome young fellow belonging to the Esthetic and belletristic Circle, who in his own opinion has reached the very pinnacle of the temple of ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Literature of belletristic character, having little if any immediately practical or economic content, is necessarily dependent for existence upon its ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1904)
"... the different departments of literature is apparent from the following table: Primitive fiction I3,7'3 Religious 13489 belletristic 2542 Text-book „ . ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Literature of belletristic character, having little if any immediately practical or economic content, is necessarily dependent for existence upon its ..."

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