Meaning of “bagatelle” in the English Dictionary

"bagatelle" in British English

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uk /ˌbæɡ.əˈtel/ 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 game played on a board with holes, in which small balls are hit towards the holes

(Definition of “bagatelle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)