Bagatelle meaning

băgə-tĕl
An unimportant or insignificant thing; a trifle.
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A short, light piece of verse or music.
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A game played on an oblong table with a cue and balls.
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Something of little importance or value; trifle.
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A short musical composition, esp. for the piano.
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A game somewhat like billiards, played with nine balls on a table having nine holes in a circular arrangement at one end.
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A trifle; an unsubstantial thing.
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A short piece of literature or of instrumental music, typically light or playful in character.
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A game similar to billiards played on an oblong table with pockets or arches at one end only.
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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.
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Origin of bagatelle

  • French from Italian bagatella diminutive of dialectal bagata little property possibly from Latin bāca berry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French bagatelle, from Italian bagattella.

    From Wiktionary