A French term meaning 'the fine arts'.
Beaux is the plural of beau, which is French for 'fine'. Arts translates directly to 'arts'. May be hyphenated (beaux-arts), although it usually is not.
Pronounced Boez-zart (Boze zart).
Beaux Arts is also an architectural style
originating in France, from the late 1800s. If is characterized by large, grand buildings, classical form
, and ample ornamentation.
This style is named after the Ecole des Beaux Arts (School of Fine Arts), in Paris. When writing about the school and the architectural style both words are capitalized, while the phrase is in lowercase.