What does belles lettres mean?

belles lettres meaning in General Dictionary

Polite or elegant literature the humanities used notably vaguely for literary works by which imagination and style tend to be prevalent

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  • imaginative writing respected for esthetic content

Sentence Examples with the word belles lettres

Poetry and belles lettres still o e continued to occupy the chief place in the native literature, la8nguage 1 but under Kazinczy and his immediate followers Berzsenyi, 807- Kolcsey, Fay and others, a correctness of style and ex- 1830).

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