bagatelle


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bag·a·telle

 (băg′ə-tĕl′)
n.
1. An unimportant or insignificant thing; a trifle.
2. A short, light piece of verse or music.
3. A game played on an oblong table with a cue and nine balls.

[French, from Italian bagatella, diminutive of dialectal bagata, little property, possibly from Latin bāca, berry.]

bagatelle

(ˌbæɡəˈtɛl)
n
1. something of little value or significance; trifle
2. (Games, other than specified) a board game in which balls are struck into holes, with pins as obstacles; pinball
3. (Billiards & Snooker) another name for bar billiards
4. (Classical Music) a short light piece of music, esp for piano
[C17: from French, from Italian bagattella, from (dialect) bagatta a little possession, from baga a possession, probably from Latin bāca berry]

bag•a•telle

(ˌbæg əˈtɛl)

n.
1. something of little value or importance; a trifle.
2. a game similar to billiards played on a board with holes on one end.
3. a short and light musical composition.
[1630–40; < French < Upper Italian bagat(t)ella, derivative of bagatta small possession]

bagatelle

- From French or Italian for "trick" or "trifle."
See also related terms for trifle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagatelle - a light piece of music for pianobagatelle - a light piece of music for piano  
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.bagatelle - something of little value or significance
small beer, trivia, triviality, trifle - something of small importance
3.bagatelle - a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegsbagatelle - a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over
table game - a game that is played on a table
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations
bagatellebagatellifortunapikkuseikka

bagatelle

[ˌbægəˈtel] N
1. (= trifle) → bagatela f
2. (= board game) → bagatelle f
3. (Billiards) → billar m romano
4. (Mus) → bagatela f

bagatelle

n
(liter: = trifle) → Bagatelle f
(= game)Tivoli nt
References in classic literature ?
Breakfast had been ordered at a pleasant little tavern, a mile or so away upon the rising ground beyond the Green, and there was a bagatelle board in the room, in case we should desire to unbend our minds after the solemnity.
asked Don Quixote; to which the author replied, "Senor, in Italian the book is called Le Bagatelle.
Le Bagatelle," said the author, "is as though we should say in Spanish Los Juguetes; but though the book is humble in name it has good solid matter in it.
It was a moral bagatelle to the treacherous trick he was to play me a few weeks later.
He was a member of the Baldwin, the Cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs.
The Anglo-Indian, the Tankerville, the Bagatelle Card Club.
Overdue" was the title he had decided for it, and its length he believed would not be more than sixty thousand words - a bagatelle for him with his splendid vigor of production.
Beside it burglary was a bagatelle, but one to deprecate none the less.
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He was a keen bagatelle and snooker player in his younger days, and I understand he played for Canley club.
com)-- On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the showrooms' Style Lounge will be hosted by Bagatelle, alongside the Las Vegas Fashion Week runway shows, and on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Style Lounge will move to a private suite in Heraea at the Palms.