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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.]
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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]
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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]
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bagatelle

- From French or Italian for "trick" or "trifle."
See also related terms for trifle.
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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
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Translations
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bagatelle

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

n
(liter: = trifle) → Bagatelle f
(= game)Tivoli nt
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