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Definition of "miniature" []

  • A copy or model that represents or reproduces something in a greatly reduced size. (noun)
  • Something small of its class. (noun)
  • A small painting executed with great detail, often on a surface such as ivory or vellum. (noun)
  • A small portrait, picture, or decorative letter on an illuminated manuscript. (noun)
  • The art of painting miniatures. (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 "miniature" in a sentence
  • "Even more apocalyptic, Jessica Diamond's world map in miniature is accompanied by all block letters discouragingly asks, IS THAT ALL THERE IS?"
  • "We follow as they re-enact the wars of the nations in miniature from the safety of their respective compounds during a placement in 70's Peking."
  • "The insipid fruit (Unnáb) which looks like an apple in miniature, is much used in stews, etc."