beleza

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Portuguese beleza, Spanish belleza.

Noun[edit]

beleza f (plural belezas)

  1. beauty (property of being attractive, pleasing, fine, or good-looking)
    Synonyms: beldade, fermosura
    Antonym: fealdade
  2. beauty (someone who is beautiful)
  3. beauty (something that is particularly good or pleasing)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan belleza or Italian bellezza,[1][2][3] both from Vulgar Latin *bellitia, a noun based on Latin bellus (pretty). By surface analysis, belo +‎ -eza. Compare Spanish belleza and Catalan bellesa.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: be‧le‧za

Noun[edit]

beleza f (plural belezas)

  1. beauty (the condition of being beautiful)
    Synonyms: boniteza, lindeza
    • 1962, “Garota de Ipanema”, Vinicius de Moraes (lyrics), Antônio Carlos Jobim (music):
      ah, a beleza que existe / a beleza que não é só minha / que também passa sozinha
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. beauty (a beautiful thing or person)
    Synonyms: beldade, lindo, lindeza

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Interjection[edit]

beleza

  1. (Brazil, informal) what's up? (informal greeting)
  2. (Brazil, informal) all right; okay (used either as a question or answer/agreement)
  3. (Brazil, informal) a response to the greeting “Beleza?”

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