a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals
"she was the belle of the ball"
An attractive woman.
In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.
A female given name, diminutive of Isabelle and Annabelle, by folk etymology interpreted as "belle". More common as a middle name than a first name.
Origin: From belle, from bella.
a young lady of superior beauty and attractions; a handsome lady, or one who attracts notice in society; a fair lady
Belle is a fictional main character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' thirtieth animated feature film Beauty and the Beast. She subsequently appears in the film's two direct-to-video midquels Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Belle's Magical World, direct-to-video spin-off Belle's Tales of Friendship, and television series Sing Me a Story with Belle. From 1991 to 2011, Belle was voiced by American actress and singer Paige O'Hara, who auditioned for the role after she read about it in The New York Times. Since 2011, Belle has been voiced by American actress Julie Nathanson. Created by screenwriter Linda Woolverton and animated by James Baxter and Mark Henn, Belle is the daughter of an infamous inventor named Maurice, with whom she lives in a small town in France. Though perceived by her fellow villagers as "the most beautiful girl in town," Belle is considered strange and an outcast because of her love of reading and non-conformity. Romantically pursued by a handsome but arrogant hunter named Gaston, in whom she shows no romantic interest because of his conceitedness and sexist mentality, Belle dreams of leaving her provincial village life in favor of adventure. When her father is taken prisoner by the Beast, Belle sacrifices her own freedom, taking his place in order to save his life and eventually learning to accept him for who he is despite his appearance. Intelligent, strong-willed, outspoken and brave, Belle is a young woman who refuses to succumb to her village's outdated view on the role of women in society.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bel, n. a handsome woman: the chief beauty of a place: a fair lady generally. [Fr. belle—L. bella, bellus.]
The numerical value of Belle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Belle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If the rose is beautiful flower, it is also because it opens itself. (Si la rose est belle fleur, C'est aussi parce qu'elle s'ouvre)
La vérité est la chose la plus pure et la plus belle du monde. Ce est la façon dont il se fait manipulé la vérité semblent frelaté et pas si belle.
I walk by (La Belle Equipe) every day on my way to work, how can this be? Young people just enjoying life and relaxing after a long week at work. Why the young innocent people?
I walk by (La Belle Equipe) every day on my way to work, how can this be? Young people just enjoying life and relaxing after a long week at work. Why the young innocent people? ... It's hard to describe how sad I feel right now.
When you're able to bring wonderful casts to some of these characters -- that haven't been realized in live action... you can sort of bring layers and texture, if you look at something like 'Beauty and the Beast,' well, why is Belle's father, Maurice, so protective? Why is she in the provincial town? You can expand the stories and enhance the stories.
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- прыгажуня, красуняBelarusian
- krasavice, kráskaCzech
- Schönheit, Schöne, SchGerman
- belle, beautéFrench
- 美女, 美人, 別嬪Japanese
- beldade, bellePortuguese
- красотка, краса́вицаRussian
- lepotica, ljepotica, љепотица, ljepojka, љепојка, лепотица, lepojka, лепојкаSerbo-Croatian
- kráska, krásavicaSlovak
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