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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something of small importance. Also: Jam-spread sponge cake soaked in wine served with custard sauce.

Usage examples (38)
  • Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
  • "I would have given my life willingly for what you call a trifle, sir," said the marquis, with a bow to Osra.
  • "Well," he dryly gloomed at her, "what do you call a trifle?"
  • "Here, boy," he called a trifle hoarsely, holding out his hand. for more
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