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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun trifle:

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Definition of the noun trifle

What does trifle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: trifles

  1. a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic words: pud / pudding = the dessert course of a meal
    • more specific term: tipsy cake = a trifle soaked in wine and decorated with almonds and candied fruit
  2. a detail that is considered insignificant
  3. something of small importance

Alternative definition of the noun trifle

noun

  1. An English dessert made from a mixture of thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, jelly and whipped cream.
  2. An insignificant amount.
  3. Anything that is of little importance or worth.
  4. A particular kind of pewter.
  5. [uncountable] utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.

Definition of the verb trifle

What does trifle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: trifled | trifling | trifles

  1. waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
  2. act frivolously
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of trifle: frivol
    • more generic words: act / behave / do = behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior
  3. consider not very seriously
    • example: Sam wants to trifle with Sue
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of trifle: dally / play
    • more generic terms: consider / deal / look at / take = take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Food

Trifle is an English dessert dish made from thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.

  • also known as Réteges piskóta, Réteges krém, 乳脂鬆糕

Phrases with Trifle

  1. trifle away
  2. trifle with
  3. To Trifle with
  4. a trifle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Trifle

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Google previewThe Stratford Shakspere: The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. The merry wives of Windsor. Measure for measure. Comedy of errors. Much ado about nothing. Love's labour's lost (1867)

by William Shakespeare

Trifle is the word of the original — " a most strange one to be employed in such a situation, and it reads like a misprint: the...

Google previewComedies (1876)

by William Shakespeare

Trifle is the word of the original — " a most strange one to be employed in such a situation, and it reads like a misprint: the...

Google previewThe Stratford Shakspere (1856)

by William Shakespeare

Trifle is the word of the original — " a most strange one to be employed in such a situation, and it reads like a misprint: the...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

trifle noun trifles 1 A trifle is a dessert made from layers of cake, fruit, custard and cream.

Google previewAnalytical Review (1790)

Or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, on an Enlarged Plan

This trifle is a hasty production, and contains little that. This Six Days Tour in Normandy. joj.

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

trifle (try-f'l) noun 1 a dessert made from sponge cake, fruit, cream and custard. 2 a thing of little value or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

TRIFLE. TRIGO- NOCE- PHALUS TRILEPISIUM TRILLIUM. TRILLIUM. TRIM. TRIM. TRIMERESURUS. TRI-. TRIENNIAL, Fr. triennal ; It. triennio ; Sp. tri- ennio ; Lat. triennivm {Ires anni) ; three years. Continuing for, returning, recurring at the ...

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Quotes about Trifle

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us. (Blaise Pascal)
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Scrabble value of T1R1I1F4L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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