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Meaning of BAGATELLE

Pronunciation:  `bagu'tel

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Bag`a*telle"\, n. [F., fr. It. bagatella; cf. Prov.
It. bagata trifle, OF. bague, Pr. bagua, bundle. See {Bag},
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
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