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Meaning of MINIATURE

Pronunciation:  'mineeuchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  copy that reproduces something in greatly reduced size
  2. [n]  painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
  3. [adj]  being on a very small scale; "a miniature camera"
 

MINIATURE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: illumination, little, small, toy
 
 See Also: copy, painting, picture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Min"i*a*ture\ (?; 277), n. [It. miniatura, fr. L.
    miniare. See {Miniate}, v.,{Minium}.]
    1. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in
       medi[ae]val manuscripts; in modern times, any very small
       painting, especially a portrait.
    
    2. Greatly diminished size or form; reduced scale.
    
    3. Lettering in red; rubric distinction. [Obs.]
    
    4. A particular feature or trait. [Obs.] --Massinger.
    
    
  2. \Min"i*a*ture\, a.
    Being on a small; much reduced from the reality; as, a
    miniature copy.
    
    
  3. \Min"i*a*ture\, v. t.
    To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small
    scale.
    
    
 
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