[ adverb ] to a small degree; somewhat


a_little a_trifle


"it's a bit warm" "felt a little better" "a trifle smaller"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

`` There was n't a_bit of trouble '' .

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Until the Bucs ' bats quieted_down a_bit in Cincinnati over the weekend , the champions had eight men hitting over .300 .

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

True , the pattern and flow of the drama have strong literary qualities that are a_bit wearisome in the first_half , before Don_Quixote goes to the duke 's court .

(The Providence Journal...)

Wallace_Gray has directed a difficult play here , usually well , but with just a_bit too much physical movement in the first act for my taste .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The last exercise of Roland_Claude 's prescribed program for Henri is a single exercise , done in individual sets with a_bit longer pause between sets .