bagatel

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bagatelle, from Italian bagattella.

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  • IPA(key): /baɡatɛl/, [b̥ɑɡ̊aˈtˢɛlˀ]

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bagatel c (singular definite bagatellen, plural indefinite bagateller)

  1. bagatelle, trifle
  2. bagatelle (a short piece of literature or of instrumental music, typically light or playful in character)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bagatelle, from Italian bagattella, from the diminutive of Latin baca (berry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbaː.ɣaːˈtɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ba‧ga‧tel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

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bagatel f or m (plural bagatellen, diminutive bagatelletje n)

  1. a negligible sum, a tiny amount
  2. trinket
  3. trifle, futility

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