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trifle

noun uk   /ˈtraɪ.fl̩/ us  

trifle noun (SWEET DISH)

[C or U] a sweet cold dish consisting of a layer of fruit and sponge (= cake), a layer of custard (= thick, sweet, yellow sauce) and a top layer of cream: a sherry trifle

trifle noun (UNIMPORTANT THING)

[C] formal a matter or object of little value or importance: I brought a few trifles back from India - bits of jewellery and material mainly. a trifle slightly: I'm a trifle confused about the arrangements for tonight.
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