minuscule[mi nus′kyo̵̅o̅l′, min′i skyo̵̅o̅l′]
- The definition of miniscule is something which is very small.
An example of something miniscule in size is a microorganism.
- Minuscule is a small cursive script which was developed between the seventh and ninth centuries.
An example of minuscule is a hand written letter using very small cursive lettering.
- a small cursive script developed from the uncial and used in medieval manuscripts
- a letter in this script
- any small, or lower-case, letter
Origin of minusculeFrench ; from Classical Latin minusculus, rather small, diminutive ; from minor: see minor
- of, in, like, or having the nature of minuscules
- very small; tiny; minute
- Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small.
- Of, relating to, or written in minuscule.
- A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
- A letter written in minuscule.
- A lowercase letter.
Origin of minusculeFrench, from Latin minusculus, rather small, diminutive of minus, neuter of minor, smaller; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more minuscule, superlative most minuscule)
See the usage notes at miniscule
From French minuscule.