[ bel-es-pree ]
/ bɛl ɛsˈpri /
noun, plural beaux-es·prits [boh-zes-pree] /boʊ zɛsˈpri/. French.
a person of great wit or intellect.
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- bel and the dragon,
- bel canto,
- bel esprit,
- bel geddes, norman,
- bel paese,
- belabor the point,
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/ French (bɛl ɛspri) /
noun plural beaux esprits (boz ɛspri)
a witty or clever person
Word Origin for bel esprit
literally: fine wit
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