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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something of little importance. Also: A short musical composition especially for the piano.

Usage examples (34)
  • The pianist played the difficult bagatelle with surprising ease.
  • A bagatelle is a short piece of music, usually for piano, and with a light mellow character.
  • 'bagatelle', the player's demands to leave Old Trafford are guaranteed to overshadow the game at the Britannia Stadium.
  • And here is a gift from myself, a mere bagatelle, but for more
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