What is trifle?

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

Trifle

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.

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "trifle":

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

Famous quotes containing the word trifle:

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

    Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    Twenty-two years ago Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I first became acquainted. We were both young then; he a trifle younger than I. Even then, we were both ambitious; I, perhaps, quite as much so as he. With me, the race of ambition has been a failure—a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)