A beautiful girl or woman, especially the most beautiful at a particular event: the belle of the ball
More example sentences
- In a tribute to these stunning stars, I have chosen to profile some of the most beautiful Hollywood belles of all time.
- Saratoga may have been filled with beautiful belles, he acknowledges - but his own eldest daughter was ‘the loveliest of them all.’
- You could doll her up - and Hollywood did - all you wanted, and she'd be the prettiest belle at the ball.
beauty, beautiful woman, dream, vision, picture, pin-up, goddess, Venus, siren, charmer, enchantress, seductress
informal looker, good looker, lovely, sensation, stunner, knockout, bombshell, dish, cracker, smasher, bobby-dazzler, peach, honey, eyeful, sight for sore eyes, bit of all right
early 17th century: from French, feminine of beau, from Latin bella, feminine of bellus 'beautiful'.