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Meaning of BAGATELLE

Pronunciation:  `bagu'tel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (British) 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
  2. [n]  something of little value or significance
  3. [n]  a light piece of music for piano
 

BAGATELLE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bar billiards, fluff, frippery, frivolity
 
 See Also: composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, stuff, sundries, sundry, table game, whatchamacallit, whatsis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bag`a*telle"\, n. [F., fr. It. bagatella; cf. Prov.
It. bagata trifle, OF. bague, Pr. bagua, bundle. See {Bag},
n.]
1. A trifle; a thing of no importance.

         Rich trifles, serious bagatelles.     --Prior.

2. A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups
   or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by
   a rod held in the hand of the player.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, curio, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, hardly anything, hill of beans, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, mere nothing, minikin, mockery, molehill, next to nothing, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, rap, red cent, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, straw, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whim-wham
 

 

 

 

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