What is trifle?

  • (verb): Act frivolously.
    Synonyms: frivol
    See also — Additional definitions below


Trifle is a dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.

Read more about Trifle.

Some articles on trifle:

Trifle - Variations
... Some trifles contain a small amount of alcohol such as port, or, most commonly, sweet sherry or madeira wine ... One popular trifle variant has the sponge soaked in jelly (liquid-gelatin dessert) when the trifle is made, which sets when refrigerated ... The Scots have a similar dish to trifle, Tipsy Laird, made with Drambuie or whisky ...
VTES 3rd Edition - Mechanics
... Trifles—It is now allowed to play a second trifle master card if the first master card played was also a trifle ... Before this the second master card couldn't be a trifle master card ...
Light House: A Trifle
... Light House A Trifle, a 2000 satirical novel by American screenwriter William Monahan ... In 2000, Light House A Trifle was finally published and garnered critical acclaim The New York Times proclaimed "Monahan's cocksure prose gallops along", and BookPage Fiction called Monahan "a worthy successor ...
List Of Selby Characters - Dr. Trifle
... Doctor Edison Einstein Trifle is a fictional character in the book series Selby ... Trifle is an inventor ... Trifle was born in Bogusville to the absent-minded inventors of "The Bouncing Shoe." When Trifle was only one year old, his mother was teaching him the alphabet ...

More definitions of "trifle":

  • (noun): Jam-spread sponge cake soaked in wine served with custard sauce.
  • (verb): Consider not very seriously.
    Example: "He is trifling with her"
    Synonyms: dally, play

Famous quotes containing the word trifle:

    Losing life is a trifle and I will have that courage when I need it. But to see the meaning of this life vanishing, our reason for existing disappearing, that is what I cannot stand. No one can live without reason.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    A favorite of outdoor alcoholics, connoisseurs and Fundamentalists, these pills turn water into wine. In 10 minutes the most fetid swamp scum in the forest can become modest red, elusive and light on first taste, yet playful—one might say a trifle impudent—on the afterbite. Saves pack space by eliminating need for bulky corkscrew, decanter and bottles. Store pills on their sides in a cool dark place.
    Alfred Gingold, U.S. humorist. Items From Our Catalogue, “Wine Pills,” Avon Books (1982)

    A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)