Definitions for: Bagatelle

[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
[n] something of little value or significance
[n] a light piece of music for piano

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: bar billiards, fluff, frippery, frivolity

See Also: composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music, stuff, sundries, sundry, table game, whatchamacallit, whatsis

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