bibelot


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to bibelot: in large quantities

bi·be·lot

 (bē′bə-lō′, bē-blō′)
n.
1. A small decorative object; a trinket.
2. A miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.

[French, from Old French beubelet, from a reduplication of bel, beautiful, from Latin bellus, handsome; see belle.]

bibelot

(ˈbɪbləʊ; French biblo)
n
1. an attractive or curious trinket
2. a miniature book
[C19: from French, from Old French beubelet, perhaps from a reduplication of bel beautiful]

bi•be•lot

(ˈbɪb loʊ, ˈbi bəˌloʊ)

n.
a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
[1870–75; < French, =bibel- + -ot n. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

bibelot

noun
References in classic literature ?
I could see the head-lines in the papers; the fellows at the University Club and the Bibelot shaking their heads and saying, "Poor chap!" And I could see Charley Furuseth, as I had said good- bye to him that morning, lounging in a dressing-gown on the be- pillowed window couch and delivering himself of oracular and pessimistic epigrams.
imposed an identity on himself, turning him into one more bibelot in his
(10) Jean Baudrillard explique que pour le collectionneur, qui est "sublime" dans son "fanatisme" (124), l'objet "cesse d'etre tapis, table, boussole ou bibelot pour devenir 'objet'" (121, je souligne).
A peca aponta a limitacao quanto ao julgamento moral da familia Noronha, a de matar uma pessoa pela simples sugestao de um espirito, como fazem com Bibelot.
Offering both an analytical and practical understanding of the construction of Islamic geometric patterns, this book is an unusual hybrid of scholarship and art, combining the qualities of a coffee-table bibelot and a handbook for aficionados--more than that, however, it rewards careful reading.
Our special issue ranges similarly widely, from tiny bibelot magazines to mass-market consumer titles, from radical papers to art journals, emphasizing the sheer range of print production that falls within the category of the periodical to the point of testing that category's limits.
Vibrissa, Bibelot, Girasol, lend her your mystery, and bless her