bagatelle


noun

  1. something of little value or importance; a trifle.
  2. a game played on a board having holes at one end into which balls are to be struck with a cue.
  3. pinball.
  4. a short and light musical composition, typically for the piano.

noun

  1. something of little value or significance; trifle
  2. a board game in which balls are struck into holes, with pins as obstacles; pinball
  3. another name for bar billiards
  4. a short light piece of music, esp for piano
n.

1630s, “a trifle,” from French bagatelle “knick-knack, bauble, trinket” (16c.), from Italian bagatella “a trifle,” diminutive of Latin baca “berry.” As “a piece of light music,” it is attested from 1827.

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