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Meaning of MINUSCULE

Pronunciation:  'minu`skyool

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  very small; "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of rain fell"
  2. [adj]  lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

MINUSCULE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: little, lowercase, miniscule, minuscular, small
 Antonyms: majuscule



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mi*nus"cule\, n. [L. minusculus rather small, fr.
minus less: cf. F. minuscule.]
1. Any very small, minute object.

2. A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial;
   a manuscript written in such letters. -- a. Of the size
   and style of minuscules; written in minuscules.

         These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the
         earlier uncials.                      --I. Taylor

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