HyperDic: minuscule

English > 5 senses of the word minuscule:
ADJECTIVEallminuscule, minuscularof or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial
allminuscule, little, smalllowercase
allminuscule, minisculevery small
NOUNcommunicationminuscule, small letter, lowercase, lower-case letterthe characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
communicationminusculea small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
minuscule > pronunciation
Soundsmih'nahskyuw.l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > minuscule: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries.
Synonymminuscular
See alsolowercaserelating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
OppositemajusculeOf or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters
Spanishminúsculo
English > minuscule: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglowercase.
Example "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
Synonymslittle, small
Broaderlowercaserelating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
Spanishminúscula
Catalanminúscula
English > minuscule: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningVery small.
Examples
  • "a minuscule kitchen"
  • "a minuscule amount of rain fell"
Synonymminiscule
Broadersmall, littleLimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishminúsculo
Catalanminúscul
English > minuscule: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case.
Synonymssmall letter, lowercase, lower-case letter
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Oppositecapital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majusculeOne of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
Spanishcaja baja, letra minúscula, minúscula
Catalancaixa baixa, lletra minúscula, minúscula
English > minuscule: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
Broaderlonghand, running hand, cursive, cursive scriptrapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
Adjectivesminuscularof or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial

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