What does minuet mean?

Definitions for minuetˌmɪn yuˈɛt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minuet(noun)

    a stately court dance in the 17th century

  2. minuet(noun)

    a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite


  1. minuet(Noun)

    A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupu00E9, a high step, and a balance.

  2. minuet(Noun)

    A tune or air to regulate the movements of the minuet dance: it has the dance form, and is commonly in 3/4, sometimes 3/8, measure.

  3. minuet(Noun)

    A complete short musical composition inspired by and conforming to many formal characteristics of the traditional musical accompaniment to the dance of same name.

  4. minuet(Noun)

    A movement which is part of a longer musical composition such as a suite, sonata, or symphony which is inspired by and conforming to formal characteristics of the dance of same name.

  5. Origin: From menuet, from menu + -et#French, from minutus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minuet(noun)

    a slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance

  2. Minuet(noun)

    a tune or air to regulate the movements of the dance so called; a movement in suites, sonatas, symphonies, etc., having the dance form, and commonly in 3-4, sometimes 3-8, measure

  3. Origin: [F., fr. menu small, L. minutus small. So called on account of the short steps of the dance. See 4th Minute.]


  1. Minuet

    A minuet, also spelled menuet, is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 3/4 time. The word was adapted from Italian minuetto and French menuet, and may have been from French menu meaning slender, small, referring to the very small steps, or from the early 17th-century popular group dances called branle à mener or amener. The term also describes the musical form which accompanied the dance, and subsequently developed more fully, often with a longer structure called the minuet and trio.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Minuet

    min′ū-et, n. a slow, graceful dance in triple measure, invented in Poitou about the middle of the 17th century: the music for such a dance. [Fr. menuetmenu, small—L. minutus, small.]

Anagrams for minuet »

  1. minute, untime

  2. Untime


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minuet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minuet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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