- very small.
- (of letters or writing) small; not capital.
- written in such letters (opposed to majuscule).
- a minuscule letter.
- a small cursive script developed in the 7th century a.d. from the uncial, which it afterward superseded.
Origin of minuscule
Examples from the Web for minuscule
Hawking radiation for realistic black holes is a minuscule effect, and the bigger the black hole, the less radiation there is.Black Holes Exist. So Does Bad Science
Matthew R. Francis
September 28, 2014
Out of that minuscule number of bisexual roles, only two were male characters.It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV
August 14, 2014
Havens thinks that the cost differences for consumers will be minuscule, according to rough model calculations.Your Favorite Facewash Is Hurting Nemo
Alexa C. Kurzius
June 18, 2014
The potential cost is huge; the short-term benefits are minuscule.High Frequency Trading is Out of Control
August 9, 2012
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
April 12, 2012
Figure 61 illustrates a type form of minuscule which may be commended for study.Letters and Lettering
Frank Chouteau Brown
That's not a gigantic number, but it's not a minuscule one, either.Little Brother
The text is a fine and elegant Roman minuscule interspersed with italic.Illuminated Manuscripts
John W. Bradley
Alan said quietly, sliding back to sit on the minuscule counter surface in his kitchenette.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
Then he made out one minuscule thread of metal that ran from the city, in his general direction but veering to the right.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
- a lower-case letter
- writing using such letters
- a small cursive 7th-century style of lettering derived from the uncial
- relating to, printed in, or written in small lettersCompare majuscule
- very small
- (of letters) lower-case
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.