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belles-lettresnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˌbelˈlet.rə/ specialized
works of ​literature that are ​beautiful and ​pleasing in an ​artistic way, ​rather than being very ​serious or ​full of ​information
(Definition of belles-lettres from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 美文学, 纯文学…
in Chinese (Traditional) 美文學, 純文學…
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