What does minuscule mean?

Definitions for minuscule
ˈmɪn əˌskyul, mɪˈnʌs kyulmi·nus·cule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minusculenoun

    the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

  2. minusculeadjective

    a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

  3. minuscule, minuscularadjective

    of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

  4. little, minuscule, smalladjective


    "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

  5. minuscule, minisculeadjective

    very small

    "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of rain fell"


  1. minusculenoun

    A lower-case letter.

    Etymology: From minuscule.

  2. minusculenoun

    Any of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.

    Etymology: From minuscule.

  3. minusculenoun

    A letter in these styles.

    Etymology: From minuscule.

  4. minusculeadjective

    Written in minuscules, lower-case.

    Etymology: From minuscule.

  5. minusculeadjective

    Written in minuscule handwriting style.

    Etymology: From minuscule.

  6. minusculeadjective

    Very small, tiny.

    a minuscule dot

    Etymology: From minuscule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minusculenoun

    any very small, minute object

    Etymology: [L. minusculus rather small, fr. minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]

  2. Minusculenoun

    a small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters

    Etymology: [L. minusculus rather small, fr. minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]

  3. Minusculeadjective

    of the size and style of minuscules; written in minuscules

    Etymology: [L. minusculus rather small, fr. minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]


  1. Minuscule

    Minuscule is an official DVD released by Björk on November 3, 2003. The DVD contains a documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at Björk and her touring entourage for the 2001 Vespertine tour. It includes interviews with harpist Zeena Parkins, the Inuit choir from Greenland, electronic duo Matmos, and an ongoing conversation with Björk herself about her recordings and her tours. The documentary is interspersed with live footage of songs from the tour shot by Ragnheidur Gestsdóttir, which themselves correspond to the performances chosen for the Vespertine Live album. A work-in-progress version of this documentary is to be found as a bonus feature on the Live at Royal Opera House DVD, which includes some material that is not included on Minuscule, such as the short interviews with composer Simon Lee.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minuscule in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minuscule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of minuscule in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    You're a minuscule part of this vast cosmic epoch!

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The quantity of positivity on earth is just like the minuscule amount of fresh, accessible potable water and the extent of negativity is like the majority volume of ocean water full of salinity.

  3. Mark Green:

    Irreducible complexity is important in the argument for the creationist because of this: Evolution assumes a series of minuscule changes over time, and each change has to give a survival advantage to the organism. If it doesn't, and it causes a disadvantage the organism dies and evolution ends.

  4. Fiance Nicole Johnson:

    I know Michael well enough to know he doesn’t need to partake in the tiny, minuscule decisions. But I also know him well enough to know that he does want to be involved in what flavor our cake is going to be and what flowers he thinks are ugly and what flowers he thinks are really pretty, i show him pictures and I ask what he thinks and he’ll either brush it off, which means he doesn’t really care, or he’ll give me his opinion.

  5. Sherrod Brown:

    Given the slack in the labor market and the minuscule increases in the wages for most Americans, The Fed should continue to be patient so as not to choke off the recovery at a time when the stronger dollar is already putting pressure on it.

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