- something of little importance or value; trifle
- a game somewhat like billiards, played with nine balls on a table having nine holes in a circular arrangement at one end
- a short musical composition, esp. for the piano
Origin of bagatelleFrench from Italian bagatella, diminutive from Classical Latin baca, berry
- An unimportant or insignificant thing; a trifle.
- A short, light piece of verse or music.
- A game played on an oblong table with a cue and nine balls.
Origin of bagatelleFrench from Italian bagatella diminutive of dialectal bagata little property possibly from Latin bāca berry
- A trifle; an unsubstantial thing.
- A short piece of literature or of instrumental music, typically light or playful in character.
- A game similar to billiards played on an oblong table with pockets or arches at one end only.
- Any of several smaller, wooden table top games developed from the original bagatelle in which the pockets are made of pins; also called pin bagatelle, hit-a-pin bagatelle, jaw ball.