bel esprit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bel esprit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel esprit (plural beaux esprits)

  1. A very witty or clever person.
    • Washington Irving
      A man of letters and a bel esprit.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel esprit m (plural beaux esprits)

  1. wit, genius, bel esprit

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