SYNONYMS FOR belles-lettres
Related formsbel·let·rist [bel-le-trist] /bɛlˈlɛ trɪst/, nounbel·let·ris·tic [bel-li-tris-tik] /ˌbɛl lɪˈtrɪs tɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for belles-lettres
As a belles-lettres scholar, he was superior even to Mr. Randolph.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
Afterwards returned to France, where he became a professor of belles-lettres.
We must acknowledge our poverty with humility; belles-lettres have never achieved success upon our soil.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
The best English poets, of every description, and other works on belles-lettres, made a part of this precious cargo.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
The deeper and more spiritually sympathetic minds did not as a rule devote themselves to belles-lettres.Studies in Medival Life and Literature|Edward Tompkins McLaughlin