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[bel-grey-vee-uh] /bɛlˈgreɪ vi ə/
a fashionable district in London, England, adjoining Hyde Park.
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Belgravian, adjective Unabridged
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  • Many of the greatest beauties of Belgravia might envy the white hands and taper fingers to be found in a silk mill.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • Yes, she knew what he was—he was the organist at All Saints', Belgravia.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He found Miss Buchanan as he had found her on the occasion of his first visit to the little house in Belgravia.

    Franklin Kane Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • It must be something to which you can tag Berkeley Square, or Belgravia.

    A Rent In A Cloud Charles James Lever
  • The air in the working-class districts of London is not one whit worse than it is in Mayfair or in Belgravia.

    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo William Le Queux
  • In all Belgravia there is not a terrace, place, or square that can match it.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • But his contemporary, Thomas Cubitt, made the same fortune out of building Belgravia.

    Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
  • Lindsey Row was lined with the carriages of Mayfair and Belgravia.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • He owns a small house in Belgravia, but he frequently lives elsewhere.

British Dictionary definitions for Belgravia


a fashionable residential district of W central London, around Belgrave Square
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