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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 ?
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.
My fool's cap was a casque, and my bauble a truncheon.
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?
The resources of the domineering chiefs are wrung from the starving serfs, and every additional bauble with which they bedeck themselves is purchased by the sufferings of their bondsmen; so that the measure of gew-gaw refinement attained by the chiefs is only an index to the actual state in which the greater portion of the population lie grovelling.
And then I fell suddenly calm, and lay smiling at the glittering death, as a child at some rare bauble.
A bauble, my boy, which no longer amuses an old child like myself.
On a table near her is a rich bauble of a casket, barred and clasped like an old strong-chest.
I am upon the right trail, I thought, as I slipped the bauble into the pocket-pouch which hung from my harness.
The moon shone full upon his high forehead, his shrivelled lips, dank in their death agony, and on the bauble with the sacred device that he wore always in his tie.
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.
As they were preparing the skeleton of the man for burial, Clayton discovered a massive ring which had evidently encircled the man's finger at the time of his death, for one of the slender bones of the hand still lay within the golden bauble.