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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, late 19th century


A small, decorative ornament or trinket.

Examples of Bibelot in a sentence

"Alyssa couldn't resist purchasing a bibelot for her tree at the holiday fair."

"Mr. Willis pulled out his collection of Santa-themed bibelots, tchotchkes, and collectibles every year on December 1."

About Bibelot

Bibelot originated from the French word "bel," which means "beautiful." It developed over time to become a descriptor of the baubles, tchotchkes, and doodads you might find scattered around your house.

Did you Know?

Among many holiday traditions, the practice of decorating Christmas trees is especially beloved. While you can buy bibelots and baubles to hang on the branches, the best ones are often heirlooms — or handmade with love and preserved carefully over the years.

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