Definition of bibelot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪbələʊ/


A small, decorative ornament or trinket: bibelots like snuffboxes and jewelled ostrich feather fans
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  • The Russian royal jeweller's name is now synonymous with ovoid objets d' art, as well as baubles and bibelots of mind-blowing beauty and breathtaking imagination.
  • A profusion of lamps and sconces relieved the gloom, bathing in pink glow sofas, settees, armchairs, side tables, étagères, escritoires, bibelots, and curios the pair had collected.
  • In addition to the chatelaine, a fan and a snuffbox were among the bibelots often carried by members of society.


Late 19th century: from French, fanciful formation based on bel 'beautiful'.

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