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beau monde Line breaks: beau monde
Pronunciation: /bəʊ ˈmɒnd/
Pronunciation: /bo mɔ̃d/

Definition of beau monde in English:


(the beau monde)
Fashionable society: London was the centre of this jet-hopping beau monde
More example sentences
  • She was indeed a creature of the beau monde, the same society that had virtually shunned his family in the past and even now only reluctantly accepted them.
  • What started as a schoolgirl rebellion against Japan's rigid conformity is now causing ripples of admiration from the beau monde of international fashion.
  • But it is not wild nightlife the buyers come for, or to be seen behind Gucci glasses with the beau monde, or even white-knuckle skiing: it is chalets they can use all year round and a friendly, family atmosphere.


French, literally 'fine world'.

Words that rhyme with beau monde

abscond, beyond, blonde, bond, correspond, demi-monde, despond, fond, frond, Gironde, haut monde, pond, respond, ronde, second, wand
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