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Definition of "minuet" []

  • A slow, stately pattern dance in 3/4 time for groups of couples, originating in 17th-century France. (noun)
  • The music for or in the rhythm of the minuet. (noun)
  • A movement in 3/4 time that is usually the third, but sometimes the second, of a four-movement symphony or string quartet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minuet" in a sentence
  • "Maddie what he called a minuet step, and Jonathan and the old woman sitting on the sofa as grave as owls."
  • "The last thing I recollect was Starlight showing Maddie what he called a minuet step, and"
  • "That very dance which we call a minuet, has been proved by an ingenious"