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Adjective: minuscule  'mi-nu,skyool
  1. Of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
    - minuscular
  2. Lowercase
    "e.e.Cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters";
    - little, small
  3. Very small
    "a minuscule amount of rain fell";
    - miniscule
Noun: minuscule  'mi-nu,skyool
  1. The characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    - small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter
  2. A small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

Derived forms: minuscules

See also: little, lowercase, small

Type of: character, cursive, cursive script, grapheme, graphic symbol, longhand, running hand

Antonym: majuscule

Encyclopedia: Minuscule