Examples from the Web for belletristic
In belletristic literature, also, we find occasional references to the love-sentiment in childhood.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
The belletristic and the puritanical conceptions of life presented themselves in their profoundest antithesis.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
British Dictionary definitions for belletristic
Word Origin for belles-lettres
Word Origin and History for belletristic
"elegant literature, aesthetics," 1710, French, literally "fine letters," from belles, plural of belle, fem. of beau "fine, beautiful" (see beau) + lettres, plural of lettre "letter" (see letter). The literary equivalent of beaux arts.