Definitions for bagatelleˌbæg əˈtɛl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something of little value or importance; a trifle.
a game similar to billiards played on a board with holes on one end.
a short and light musical composition.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of bagatelle:
1630–40; < F < Upper It bagat(t)ella, der. of bagatta small possession
a light piece of music for piano
bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolity(noun)
something of little value or significance
bagatelle, bar billiards(noun)
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
A trifle; an unsubstantial thing.
A short piece of literature or of instrumental music, typically light or playful in character.
A game similar to billiards played on an oblong table with pockets or arches at one end only.
Any of several smaller, wooden table top games developed from the original bagatelle in which the pockets are made of pins; also called pin bagatelle, hit-a-pin bagatelle, jaw ball.
a trifle; a thing of no importance
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
Bagatelle is a billiards-derived indoor table game, the object of which is to get a number of balls past wooden pins into holes. It probably developed from the table made with raised sides for trou madame, which was also played with ivory balls and continued to be popular into the later nineteenth century. A bagatelle variant using fixed metal pins, billard Japonais, eventually led to the development of pinball and pachinko. Bagatelle is also laterally related to miniature golf.
Translations for bagatelle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
anything of very little value
$100 is a trifle when one is very rich.
- bitter minAfrikaans
- ضَئيل، تافِهArabic
- misériaPortuguese (BR)
- die KleinigkeitGerman
- bagatel; ubetydelighedDanish
- κτ. ασήμαντο και ευτελέςGreek
- friolera, bagatela, fruslería; pequeñezSpanish
- چیز کم اهمیت؛ ناقابلFarsi
- דָבָר פָּעוּטHebrew
- छोटी सी बातHindi
- sitnica, malenkostCroatian
- (jelentéktelen) apróságHungarian
- barang sepeleIndonesian
- bazzecola, nonnullaItalian
- 시시한 것, 사소한 것Korean
- nieks; sīkumsLatvian
- bagatell, småtingNorwegian
- bagatela, błahostkaPolish
- چیز کم اهمیت؛ ناقابلPersian
- کم ارزښته شیPashto
- fleac, nimicRomanian
- пустяк, мелочьRussian
- bagatell, struntsummaSwedish
- değersiz/önemsiz şeyTurkish
- 小事Chinese (Trad.)
- بے حقيقتUrdu
- đồ vặtVietnamese
- 小事Chinese (Simp.)
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