noun plural but singular or plural in construction triv·ia \ˈtri-vē-ə\

: unimportant facts or details

: facts about people, events, etc., that are not well-known

Full Definition of TRIVIA

:  unimportant matters :  trivial facts or details; also singular in construction :  a quizzing game involving obscure facts

Origin of TRIVIA

New Latin, back-formation from Latin trivialis
First Known Use: 1920

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce
TRIVIA Defined for Kids


noun plural triv·ia \ˈtri-vē-ə\

Definition of TRIVIA for Kids

:  interesting facts that are not well-known Hint:Trivia can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.


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