A trifle something of no importance
- a light bit of music for piano
- anything of little worth or value
- a dining table game for which brief cues are widely used to hit balls into holes being guarded by wood pegs; charges tend to be sustained if pegs tend to be knocked over
- A trifle; anything of no importance.
- a game title played in an oblong board, having, at one end, glasses or arches into or through which balls should be driven by a rod held when you look at the hand regarding the player.
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's attested from 1827.
- bagatelle [also mus.]
(n.) A trifle; anything of no significance.
- (n.) A game title played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or whereby balls can be driven by a rod held in hand regarding the player.