Origin of minuscule
Examples from the Web for minuscule
Out of that minuscule number of bisexual roles, only two were male characters.
Havens thinks that the cost differences for consumers will be minuscule, according to rough model calculations.
The potential cost is huge; the short-term benefits are minuscule.
If so, such documents could have proven that Bo and Gu lived beyond their apparent means, since government salaries are minuscule.China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal|Melinda Liu|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But by your own testimony, the leak was minuscule and could have been easily cleaned up without it.
Alan said quietly, sliding back to sit on the minuscule counter surface in his kitchenette.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
It seemed highly unconvincing, later, because some long-delayed perception produced a reaction in the dinies' minuscule brains.Attention Saint Patrick|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The text is a fine and elegant Roman minuscule interspersed with italic.Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
This style is very important, as it marks the beginning of the change from majuscule to minuscule writing.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day|Sidney Farnsworth
But some confusions of letters occur frequently in copies of uncial originals, and others in copies of minuscule originals.Introduction to the Study of History|Charles V. Langlois
British Dictionary definitions for minuscule
Word Origin for minuscule
Word Origin and History for minuscule
1705, "small (not capital) letter;" as an adjective, "small," from 1727 (in printing; general sense of "extremely small" by 1893), from French minuscule (17c.), from Latin minuscula, in minuscula littera "slightly smaller letter," fem. of minusculus "rather less, rather small," diminutive of minus "less" (see minus). Related: Minuscular.