The first was the private, then public, minuet of reassurances to the two visitors.
He changed to the tune of a minuet, then essayed at a melody more sweet and haunting than them all, but broken ere its finish.
A minuet, taken scherzando, is also most original and happy.
The Adagio is intact, but there are only a few measures of the minuet.
I must then forgive his ignorance of the minuet and quadrilles.
The minuet in vogue just then was well danced by but few persons.
After the minuet I danced twelve forlanas with the greatest vigour.
At Holdstead Hall I had the honor to be presented to her highness, and to see her dance a minuet.
I say, mother, do you remember teaching me to dance a minuet, when I was little?
After an exchange of gifts the French ladies and gentlemen entertained the Indians by dancing the minuet.
"slow dance in triple measure," 1670s, from French menuet, from Old French menuet (adj.) "small, fine, delicate, narrow," from menu "small," from Latin minutus "small, minute" (see minute (adj.)). So called from the short steps taken in the dance. Spelling influenced in English by Italian minuetto.
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