[ adverb ] to a small degree; somewhat
"it's a bit warm" "felt a little better" "a trifle smaller"
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
It is almost certain that some of these , usually a_trifle smaller than the honeybees , are andrenas or mining_bees .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
She was a living doll and no mistake - the blue-black bang , the wide cheekbones , olive flushed , that betrayed the Cherokee strain in her Midwestern lineage , and the mouth whose only fault , in the novelist 's carping phrase , was that the lower lip was a_trifle too voluptuous .