bagatelle definition

  • noun:
    • An unimportant or insignificant thing; a trifle.
    • a quick, light piece of verse or music.
    • A game played in an oblong dining table with a cue and balls.
    • A trifle; an unsubstantial thing.
    • a quick bit of literature or of instrumental music, usually light or playful in personality.
    • A game similar to billiards played on an oblong dining table with pockets or arches at one end only.
    • Any of several smaller, wooden table top games created from initial bagatelle when the pouches are constructed of pins; also known as pin bagatelle, hit-a-pin bagatelle, jaw baseball.
    • A trifle; a thing of no importance.
    • a game title played on an oblong board, having, at one end, glasses or arches into or through which balls can be driven by a rod held within the hand associated with player.
    • A trifle; anything of no value.
    • a game title played on a table having at one end nine holes, into which balls should be hit with a billiard-cue.
    • especially, in music, a brief and light piece, often for the piano.
    • anything of little price or value
    • a table game for which brief cues are used to hit balls into holes being guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if pegs tend to be knocked over
    • a light bit of songs for piano

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