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Definition facts or details that are generally considered unimportant
  • The game show places a premium on remembering trivia.
trivia = facts or details that are generally considered unimportant
  • She has a great memory for sports trivia.
  • trivia = facts or details that are generally considered unimportant
  • An immense backlog of scientific trivia awaited my attention at the cabin.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, then at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • (editor's note:  Trivia, the plural form of this word is used much more commonly than the singular form. Many Latin words that end in "um" are made plural by changing the "um" to "a"—such as trivium to trivia, bacterium to bacteria, and millennium to millennia. In modern writing, changing the "um" to "ums" is also accepted for many Latin words ending in um, but not for any of those listed above.)
  • I saw Annabeth playing trivia games and other brainiac stuff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Probably because he watches more television than anyone I know, and he's great with trivia.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • No petty issues, no political trivia, not even private affairs, were permitted to clutter up his intellect.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Yes, but look at it this way—worrying about such trivia is a waste of time.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Mrs. Brown, unbelievably, was more inefficient than I was in compiling the drivel and trivia demanded by the higher administrators.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • More than once she'd refused to talk to me on the rare occasions when I managed to answer one of the teacher's trivia questions faster than her.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Fleming was everything Josh's father wasn t. He was funny, and interested in just about everything Josh did, and his knowledge of trivia was incredible.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He's a little hard to handle, but he's great with trivia."
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • She said that his TRIVIA showed that 'he was more proper to walk before a chair than to ride in one'.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • Bit difficult without my brother, the Human Wikipedia, around to keep track of such trivia for me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The only reason we were going, he said, was the Trivia Contest.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • It was as if they were drunk on trivia, and every Friday was a bender.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • As long as he is able to concentrate on his work, he doesn't have to be distracted by practical trivia.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Thro' Trivia's grove they walk; and now behold, And enter now, the temple roof'd with gold.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The game includes eight contestants (or, in a later daytime version, six) who each answer trivia questions and compete for a single cash jackpot.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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