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Meaning of BELLES-LETTRES

Pronunciation:  bel'letr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  creative writing valued for esthetic content
  2. [n]  creative writing valued for esthetic content
 

BELLES-LETTRES is a 14 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: belles lettres, belles-lettres
 
 See Also: literary composition, literary work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Belles-let"tres\, n. pl. [F.]
Polite or elegant literature; the humanities; -- used
somewhat vaguely for literary works in which imagination and
taste are predominant.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ancient literature, classics, contemporary literature, erotic literature, erotica, folk literature, French literature, humane letters, kitsch, letters, literature, medieval literature, national literature, obscene literature, polite literature, pop literature, popular literature, pornographic literature, pornography, pseudonymous literature, Renaissance literature, republic of letters, scatological literature, serious literature, travel literature, underground literature, wisdom literature
 

 

 

 

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