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      n   a unit for comparing two power levels, equal to the logarithm to the base ten of the ratio of the two powers.,   (Symbols)    B, b      See also       decibel  
     (C20: named after A. G. Bell)  


Bel  
      n   (in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology) the god of the earth  
bel canto  
      n     (Music)  
a    a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power  
b    (as modifier)  
a bel canto aria     
     (C19: Italian, literally: beautiful singing)  
bel esprit     (French)  
      n   pl   , beaux esprits   a witty or clever person  
     (literally: fine wit)  
Bel Paese  
      n   a mild creamy Italian cheese  
     (C20: from Italian, literally: beautiful country)  
Sidi-bel-Abbès     (French)  
      n   a city in NW Algeria: headquarters of the Foreign Legion until Algerian independence (1962). Pop.: 152778 (1987)  
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Bel, Bel., bel canto, bel esprit

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
ami de tous, ami de personne
exp.
il vaut mieux perdre un bon mot qu'un ami
n.
de votre ami, dites du bien, de votre ennemi, ne dites rien
exp.
il est plus facile de devenir ami au hasard d'une rencontre que de le rester
culture générale
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