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triflenoun

uk   /ˈtraɪ.fəl/ us   /ˈtraɪ.fəl/
  • trifle noun (SWEET DISH)

[C or U] a sweet cold dish consisting of a layer of fruit and 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 - pieces of jewellery and fabric mainly.
a trifle
slightly: I'm a trifle confused about the arrangements for tonight.
(Definition of trifle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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triflenoun [C]

us   /ˈtrɑɪ·fəl/
a matter or item of little value or importance
a trifle
A trifle means slightly or to a small degree: He admits to being a trifle nervous before every show.
trifling
adjective us   /ˈtrɑɪ·flɪŋ/
It was such a trifling sum of money to argue about.
(Definition of trifle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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