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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French belle (beautiful), from Latin bella.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

belle (plural belles)

  1. An attractive woman.
    In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.

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Further readingEdit

  • belle at OneLook Dictionary Search

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

belle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bellen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bele, from Latin bella(m), feminine of bellus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine singular of beau

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

belle f (plural belles)

  1. beautiful woman, belle, beauty
  2. (Louisiana) girlfriend

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

belle

  1. First-person singular present of bellen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of bellen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of bellen.
  4. Imperative singular of bellen.

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle (comparative plus belle, superlative le plus belle)

  1. beautiful

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine plural of bello

NounEdit

belle f

  1. plural of bella

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bellus (pretty, handsome)

AdverbEdit

bellē (comparative bellius, superlative bellissimē)

  1. well, neatly, perfectly
  2. prettily, delightfully

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NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine singular of bieau
  2. feminine singular of biau

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *bellæ, from North Sea Germanic *bellǣ, from West Germanic *bellā, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

belle f

  1. bell
    bellan hringan
    to ring a bell
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "St. Benedict, Abbot"
      Se dēofol wearp ānne stān tō þǣre bellan þæt hēo eall tōsprang.
      The Devil threw a rock at the bell so it broke into pieces.

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