Origin of bagatelle
Examples from the Web for bagatelle
Historical Examples of bagatelle
I don't know that there is much soaring upwards in bagatelle.
And, after all, when they got to Berkeley Square no bagatelle was played at all.
But the bagatelle would almost have been better than what occurred.
He was a member of the Baldwin, the Cavendish, and the Bagatelle card clubs.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
He could not be cold-blooded enough to drive even such a bagatelle from his head.Debts of Honor
Word Origin for bagatelle
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 is attested from 1827.