bel esprit

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French bel esprit.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bel esprit (plural beaux esprits)

  1. A very witty or clever person.
    • Washington Irving
      A man of letters and a bel esprit.

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

bel esprit m (plural beaux esprits)

  1. wit, genius, bel esprit
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