Synonyms for bagatelle

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bag-uh-tel
Phonetic Transcription : ˌbæg əˈtɛl

Définition of bagatelle

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun trinket
Example sentences :
  • I don't know that there is much soaring upwards in bagatelle.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • And, after all, when they got to Berkeley Square no bagatelle was played at all.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • But the bagatelle would almost have been better than what occurred.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • He was a member of the Baldwin, the Cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs.
  • Extract from : « The Return of Sherlock Holmes » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He could not be cold-blooded enough to drive even such a bagatelle from his head.
  • Extract from : « Debts of Honor » by Maurus Jkai
  • After we finished shooting some of us had a game of bagatelle on a table in the gun-room.
  • Extract from : « The Hand in the Dark » by Arthur J. Rees
  • He hurried off, and in a moment the clack of bagatelle began again.
  • Extract from : « The Island Pharisees » by John Galsworthy
  • I know one to be had a bargain,—a bagatelle,—five hundred naps a-year.
  • Extract from : « The Parisians, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "They're bagatelle," she said, using one of her mother's rare phrases.
  • Extract from : « The Rainbow » by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Who spoke but now of 'killing time,' 'play,' 'Number One,' and 'Bagatelle'?
  • Extract from : « A Son of the Immortals » by Louis Tracy

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