Examples from the Web for minuet
The first was the private, then public, minuet of reassurances to the two visitors.
As your host for the evening, I invite you to go to the drawing-room and dance something a little more modern than the minuet.Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
Moreover, his earlier chamber compositions were in three movements, the minuet having been added for the first time in the Octet.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
In Fischer all the movements are in one key; only the Trio of the Minuet is in the tonic minor.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
British Dictionary definitions for minuet
Word Origin for minuet
Word Origin and History 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.