Minuscule definition

mĭnĭ-skyo͝ol
Very small; tiny.
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A letter written in minuscule.
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Of, relating to, or written in minuscule.
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The definition of miniscule is something which is very small.

An example of something miniscule in size is a microorganism.

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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.

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A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
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A lowercase letter.
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Any small, or lower-case, letter.
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A small cursive script developed from the uncial and used in medieval manuscripts.
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A letter in this script.
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Very small; tiny; minute.
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A lower-case letter.
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Any of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.
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A letter in these styles.
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Written in minuscules, lower-case.
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Written in minuscule handwriting style.
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Very small, tiny.

A minuscule dot.

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Of, in, like, or having the nature of minuscules.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
minuscule
Plural:
minuscules

Origin of minuscule

  • French from Latin minusculus rather small diminutive of minus neuter of minor smaller mei-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French minuscule.

    From Wiktionary