bagatelle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bagatelle” in the English Dictionary

"bagatelle" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌbæɡ.əˈtel/

bagatelle noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C usually singular] literary something, ​especially an ​amount of ​money, that is ​small and not ​important: A thousand ​pounds is a ​mere bagatelle to him.

bagatelle noun (GAME)

[U] a ​gameplayed on a ​board with ​holes, in which ​smallballs are ​hit towards the ​holes
(Definition of bagatelle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bagatelle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量, 小玩意儿,小事, (尤指款项)小数目…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量, 小玩意兒,小事, (尤指款項)小數目…
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