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bagatelle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bagatelle  \Bag`a*telle"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  It  bagatella  cf  Prov. 
  It  bagata  trifle,  OF  bague,  Pr  bagua  bundle.  See  {Bag}, 
  n.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bagatelle 
  n  1:  a  light  piece  of  music  for  piano 
  2:  something  of  little  value  or  significance  [syn:  {fluff},  {frippery}, 
  {frivolity}] 
  3:  (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  [syn: 
  {bar  billiards}] 




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