a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.
anything of trivial value.
to deal secretly or surreptitiously.
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How to use trinket in a sentence
The walls of his office were lined with treasures and trinkets from his travels, which his brother said he used to ease the nerves of his clients.Maryland attorney found dead in his home after police responded to possible burglary | Katie Mettler, Peter Hermann | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
If you know someone who bought a car during the pandemic, consider giving them some of the trinkets below.
During the holiday shopping rush, stocking stuffers often become second-tier gifts, obligatory trinkets.
Realizing I wasn’t there for trinkets, the man effortlessly switched into historian mode.A South Dakota Story: Andrew Jackson, Indian Killer | Eugene Robinson | November 26, 2020 | Ozy
We take a collective approach to game-plan formation and little trinkets and things of that nature.After their foundation appeared shaken, the Steelers emerged as one of the NFL’s best | Adam Kilgore | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
It looked like a copper pull-chain from an old lamp, with a trinket attached that could have come from a cereal box.
The trinket works as follows: Ask a question, shake the ball, and a tiny digital readout supplies an answer.
She always included some red trinket in her attire, in memory of her executed lover.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
For some purpose monsieur came to Beauvais with an attempt to deceive mademoiselle with this little iron trinket.
Here was the gold trinket, and glancing round to make certain no one was watching, Mercier had put it into her open hand.
He was from the first very fearful for my safety, and to ease his mind I showed him the trinket and told him of our compact.
Did Armida possess any trinket in the form of a little enameled cross—like a miniature cross of cavaliere?The Czar's Spy | William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for trinket
a small or worthless ornament or piece of jewellery
a trivial object; trifle
- trinketry, noun
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