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Definition of "minuscule" []

  • Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or written in minuscule. (adjective)
  • A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts. (noun)
  • A letter written in minuscule. (noun)
  • A lowercase letter. (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 "minuscule" in a sentence
  • "ROIG-FRANZIA: Well, today, George Felos said that she has received what he described as a minuscule amount of morphine, not the morphine drip that had been reported in some venues, but a suppository of 50 milligrams of morphine that had been administered twice since her feeding tube was removed."
  • "Griffin said he could "promise DRS a very healthy and robust legal challenge" if the state tries to recoup what he called "minuscule" sales taxes that may have been generated when there was still a relationship with the affiliates and the law was in effect."
  • "Roberts described for the jury a high intensity, high-risk home invasion by cops for what he called a minuscule amount of drugs."