Translation for 'trifle' from English to Russian
NOUN   a trifle | trifles
VERB   to trifle | trifled | trifled
trifling | trifles
SYNO small beer | technicality | to dally | ...
мелочь {ж} [пустяк]trifle
пустяк {м} [мелочь]trifle
малость {ж} [разг.] [мелочь, пустяк]trifle
[бисквит, пропитанный вином и залитый взбитыми сливками] {noun}
trifle [Br.] [sweet dish]
чепуха {ж} [разг.] [пустяк, незначительное дело]trifle [sth. of small value]
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Usage Examples English
  • Mordaunt Hall of "The New York Times" did not enjoy the film, stating it was "a trifle too wearying for anybody more than sixteen.
  • The climate here is usual, there is virtually a trifle rainfall in a year in Adipur town.
  • Described by Mendelssohn as "a trifle nasty to play," the scherzo movement follows a rondo design full of imitative passages being passed through the three instruments.
  • Kirkus Reviews described it as "Formulaic, self-referential, and a trifle cumbersome", but still enjoyable for fans of the series.
  • In Italy, a dessert similar to and probably based on trifle is known as "zuppa inglese", literally "English soup".

  • Before baking, powdered sugar is usually sifted over the top to give a soft crust. The finished ladyfingers are usually layered into a dessert such as tiramisu or trifle.
  • Trifle and rice pudding remain very popular in west Wales, with Freeman commenting that trifle is the "more or less obligatory 'finale' to a special occasion feast".
  • Metaphorically, "small beer" means a trifle, or a thing of little importance.
  • According to the country's major newspaper Hürriyet, City of Bargylia is on sale for the trifle of 22 million Turkish liras (around eight million euros).
  • Kaveree Bamzai from India Today gave it 3 out of 5 and said "It's a delightful little trifle that is individual fun, and so well acted".

  • The whorl is a trifle deflexed at the aperture. The aperture is quadrangular with a couple of rather strong riblets inside the upper outer lip.
  • The "Los Angeles Times" called the film "a trifle heavy handed".
  • Zuppa Inglese ([...] , [...]; Italian for "English soup") is an Italian dessert layering custard and sponge cake, perhaps derived from trifle.
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