Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Definitions for bagatelle
- A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
- A short, light musical or literary piece.
- A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
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Citations for bagatelle
Don't worry about that, a mere bagatelle, old boy!
You know how it often happens; these strifes and disputes frequently originate from a mere bagatelle.
Origin of bagatelle
Bagatelle derives from Italian bagattella, "a trifling matter; a bagatelle," perhaps ultimately from Latin baca, "a berry."