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    "So how could this piece of trivia from a field we may not normally study be useful to us in the workplace or at home?"

    Do we have a word that could rhyme with the word "trivia"? I can't pronounce it in the right way since we have two vowel sounds? I think that the word "trivia" has two syllables and the first one is stressed. Am I right?

    trivia pl n - definition in American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary Online

    Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English

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    Default Re: "trivia"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    "So how could this piece of trivia from a field we may not normally study be useful to us in the workplace or at home?"

    Do we have a word that could rhyme with the word "trivia"? I can't pronounce it in the right way since we have two vowel sounds? I think that the word "trivia" has two syllables and the first one is stressed. Am I right?

    trivia pl n - definition in American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary Online

    Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English

    Thank you,

    You can listen to the pronunciation here: Definition of trivia | Collins English Dictionary

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    Default Re: "trivia"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Do we have a word that could rhyme with the word "trivia"?
    "Olivia" and "Bolivia" rhyme with "trivia.

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    Default Re: "trivia"

    Many non-English speakers see it as only two syllables because it would be in their language: for example Spanish Marķa has to be written with an 'ķ' because without it the word would have two syllables. You're presumably trying to say /'trɪvja/ - wrong in two ways (number of syllables and final vowel).

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