a pretty woman or girl; often, one who is the prettiest or most popular: the belle of the ball
Origin of belleFrench feminine of beau: see beau
a feminine name
Origin of BelleFr: see belle
A popular, attractive girl or woman, especially the most attractive one of a group: the belle of the ball.
Origin of belleFrench, beautiful, belle, from Latin bella, feminine of bellus; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots.
- An attractive woman.
- In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.