Definition of trivia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrivēə/


Details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value: we fill our days with meaningless trivia
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  • Weird bits of trivia detailing how much stuff we've lost and how weird some of it is, seem to have become perennial news items.
  • Having heard it repeated a few times, I now find it's one of those pieces of trivia that I simply know.
  • It's a safe piece of trivia that no one expects but then it's pretty easy to remember.
minutiae, minor details, petty detail, niceties, technicalities, trivialities, trifles, trumpery, nonessentials, ephemera
informal small potatoes, peanuts


Early 20th century: from modern Latin, plural of trivium 'place where three roads meet', influenced in sense by trivial.

Words that rhyme with trivia

Bolivia, Livia, Olivia

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Syllabification: triv·i·a

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