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bau·ble

 (bô′bəl)
n.
1. A showy, often inexpensive ornament, especially a piece of jewelry; a trinket.
2. A mock scepter carried by a court jester.
3. A shiny, spherical ornament, usually made of glass, used to decorate a Christmas tree.

[Middle English babel, from Old French, plaything.]

bauble

(ˈbɔːbəl)
n
1. a showy toy or trinket of little value; trifle
2. a small, usually spherical ornament made of coloured or decorated material which is hung from the branches of a Christmas tree. Usual US name: Christmas ornament
3. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a mock staff of office carried by a court jester
[C14: from Old French baubel plaything, of obscure origin]

bau•ble

(ˈbɔ bəl)

n.
1. a cheap, showy ornament; trinket.
2. a scepter carried by a court jester.
[1275–1325; Middle English babel, babulle < Old French babel, baubel, of expressive orig.; compare Old French baubelet, bibelot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bauble - a mock scepter carried by a court jesterbauble - a mock scepter carried by a court jester
scepter, sceptre, verge, wand - a ceremonial or emblematic staff
2.bauble - cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothingbauble - cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
trinketry - trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively

bauble

noun trinket, ornament, trifle, toy, plaything, bagatelle, gimcrack, gewgaw, knick-knack, bibelot, kickshaw The trees are decorated with fairy lights and coloured baubles.

bauble

noun
Translations
gömbdísz

bauble

[ˈbɔːbl] Nchuchería f

bauble

[ˈbɔːbəl] n
(= ornament) → babiole f
Christmas baubles → boules fpl (de Noël)

bauble

nFlitter m no pl; baublesFlitterzeug nt

bauble

[ˈbɔːbl] nninnolo
References in classic literature ?
A close scrutiny of the bauble convinced the ape-man that the article was of virgin gold, and he was surprised, for it was the first time that he had ever seen golden ornaments among the savages of Africa, other than the trifling baubles those near the coast had purchased or stolen from Europeans.
Again, that night, as the two sat before their camp fire, Tarzan played with his shining baubles.
She eagerly placed the precious baubles in her ears, and, though as ugly as the Witch of Endor, went off with a sideling gait and coquettish air, as though she had been a perfect Semiramis.
She spoke of these with animation, and heard my admiring comments with a smile of pleasure: that soon, however, vanished, and was followed by a melancholy sigh; as if in consideration of the insufficiency of all such baubles to the happiness of the human heart, and their woeful inability to supply its insatiate demands.
In the division of the baubles the cunning Huron discovered no less art than in their selection.
There is no new thing under the sun, not even that yearned-for bauble of feeble souls--immortality.
The sombre cave of the Tour-Roland alone knew how many bitter imprecations, touching complaints, prayers and sobs she had wafted to heaven in connection with that charming bauble of rose-colored satin.
The best fellows are to have places with the King's Foresters, and the one who shoots straightest of all will win for prize a olden arrow--a useless bauble enough, but just the thing for your lady love, eh, Rob my boy?
My fool's cap was a casque, and my bauble a truncheon.
Fame, fame, that glittering bauble, it is mine," he cried.
But when he left, he left in great spirits, for he perceived that just by pure luck and no troublesome labor he had accomplished several delightful things: he had touched both men on a raw spot and seen them squirm; he had modified Wilson's sweetness for the twins with one small bitter taste that he wouldn't be able to get out of his mouth right away; and, best of all, he had taken the hated twins down a peg with the community; for Blake would gossip around freely, after the manner of detectives, and within a week the town would be laughing at them in its sleeve for offering a gaudy reward for a bauble which they either never possessed or hadn't lost.
He entered the shop, bought the extravagant bauble, and expressed it to Wareham at once, not a single doubt of its appropriateness crossing the darkness of his masculine mind.