- The definition of miniscule, often spelled minuscule, is something very tiny.
A house that is only 100 square feet big would be an example of a house that could be described as miniscule.
A miniscule house.
Variant of minuscule.
(comparative more miniscule, superlative most miniscule)
- (colloquial) Common misspelling of minuscule.
- “The correct spelling is minuscule rather than miniscule. The latter is a common error, which has arisen by analogy with other words beginning with “mini”, where the meaning is similarly ‘very small’.” The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, 1998
- At the time of writing (22 May 2012), the number of hits in the printed works listed in Google Books for minuscule outnumbers those for miniscule by a large amount (by 1,990,000 to 422,000, a ratio of roughly 5:1). In contrast, the numbers of hits on Google (with language set to English) are 13,000,000 to 10,900,000, a ratio of about 6:5.