• (British) IPA: [ˈbɔːbəɫ]
  • (Scots) IPA: [ˈbɒbəɫ]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbɔbəl/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈbɑbəl/
  • (America)

bauble (plural baubles)

  1. A cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery; a gewgaw.
    • 1818, Mary W. Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, Chapter 8
      as to the bauble on which the chief proof rests, if she had earnestly desired it, I should have willingly given it to her, so much do I esteem and value her.
  2. A club or sceptre carried by a jester.
  3. A small shiny spherical decoration, commonly put on Christmas trees.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: шутовской жезл
  • French: boule de Noël
  • German: Christbaumkugel
  • Russian: ёлочный шар
  • Spanish: bola de navidad

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