Origin of minuet
Examples from the Web for minuet
Contemporary Examples of minuet
The first was the private, then public, minuet of reassurances to the two visitors.Obama's New Buddies
Leslie H. Gelb
May 8, 2009
Historical Examples of minuet
I must then forgive his ignorance of the minuet and quadrilles.
After the minuet I danced twelve forlanas with the greatest vigour.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It's just a minuet—reconnoissance of Frémont and Dick Taylor!
One, who recognized Judith, swept his aside with a gesture appropriate to a minuet.
I had never seen the minuet danced with more grace and spirit.The Rose of Old St. Louis
Word Origin for 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.