What does the word trifle mean?

Usage examples for trifle

  1. From the time we entered the concert hall, however, she was a trifle less passive and inert, and for the first time seemed to perceive her surroundings. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  2. This is a mere trifle. – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  3. He held her hand just a trifle longer than was necessary. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
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