minuscule

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French minuscule.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • miniscule (Originally a misspelling, but now so common that it has come to be considered an alternative spelling by many)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

minuscule (plural minuscules)

  1. A lower-case letter.
  2. Any of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.
  3. A letter in these styles.

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Adjective[edit]

minuscule (comparative more minuscule, superlative most minuscule)

  1. Written in minuscules, lower-case.
  2. Written in minuscule handwriting style.
  3. Very small, tiny.
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74: 
      In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
    a minuscule dot

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Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes at miniscule


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minuscula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

minuscule (masculine and feminine, plural minuscules)

  1. minuscule

Noun[edit]

minuscule f (plural minuscules)

  1. minuscule

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

minuscule

  1. vocative masculine singular of minusculus

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

minuscule

  1. feminine plural nominative form of minuscul
  2. feminine plural accusative form of minuscul
  3. neuter plural nominative form of minuscul
  4. neuter plural accusative form of minuscul