- a woman or girl admired for her beauty and charm.
- the most beautiful, charming, or engaging woman or girl among a number: the belle of the ball.
Origin of belle
- a female given name, form of Bella.
Examples from the Web for belle
Contemporary Examples of belle
This was also the year Duke University student Belle Knox put college girls on the map.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
Ah, gay Paree—the French capital has practically announced its own LGBT friendliness since the Belle Époque.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
A few years back, Belle and Sebastian even penned a song, “Suicide Girl,” about a woman trying to audition to be one.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
December 9, 2014
So who better to help guide these newcomers through sudden fame than Belle herself?Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality
November 22, 2014
Revealing herself as both Miriam Weeks and alter ego Belle Knox made her feel vulnerable.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of belle
Raising his eyes from a contemplation of the heels in front of him, he saw Belle Langdon.
He turned his back on Belle Langdon and went down the right-hand steps.
I saw the host of the Belle Étoile which, as I said, was the sign and designation of my inn.
Shall I ever forget the heroic tableau of the hall of the Belle Étoile?
He was a drunken man, our old nurse Belle had told her, but Sue was sure he was a giant.The Harbor
- a beautiful girl or woman
- the most attractive or admired girl or woman at a place, function, etc (esp in the phrase the belle of the ball)
Word Origin for belle
"beautiful woman well-dressed; reigning beauty," 1620s, from French belle, from Old French bele, from Latin bella, fem. of bellus "beautiful, fair" (see bene-).