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Miniscule vs. Minuscule: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 29, 2023
"Miniscule" is a common misspelling; the correct version is "minuscule," meaning extremely small.

Which is correct: Miniscule or Minuscule

How to spell Minuscule?

Miniscule is Incorrect

Minuscule is Correct

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Key Differences

Both "minuscule" and "microscopic" start with 'm' and end with a 'c.'
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Nov 29, 2023
The word starts with "minus," which itself suggests something small.
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Nov 29, 2023
The word 'minuscule' has a 'u' just like the word 'tiny,' both implying smallness.
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Nov 29, 2023
Associate it with "minuet," another word starting with "minu-" that deals with something small (a dance).
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"Cule" rhymes with "cool," so think "It's cool to spell minuscule correctly."
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Nov 29, 2023
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Minuscule Definitions

Microscopic or too small to be easily observed.
They found minuscule particles during the experiment.
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Sep 16, 2023
Extremely small in size.
He made a minuscule error.
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Sep 16, 2023
Of text, written in or relating to lowercase letters.
The manuscript was written in minuscule script.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023
Unimportant or trivial.
The changes were minuscule and didn't affect the outcome.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023
Very small; tiny.
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Sep 13, 2023
Of, relating to, or written in minuscule.
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Sep 13, 2023
A small cursive script developed from uncial between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.
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Sep 13, 2023
A letter written in minuscule.
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Sep 13, 2023
A lowercase letter.
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Sep 13, 2023
Either of the two medieval handwriting styles minuscule cursive and Caroline minuscule.
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Sep 13, 2023
A letter in these styles.
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Sep 13, 2023
Written in minuscules, lowercase.
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Sep 13, 2023
Written in minuscule handwriting style.
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Sep 13, 2023
Any very small, minute object.
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Sep 13, 2023
A small Roman letter which is neither capital nor uncial; a manuscript written in such letters.
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Sep 13, 2023
Of or relating to a minuscule{2} or of a script written in minuscules{2}; of the size and style of minuscules{2}; written in minuscules{2}; minuscular.
These minuscule letters are cursive forms of the earlier uncials.
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Sep 13, 2023
The characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
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Sep 13, 2023
A small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
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Sep 13, 2023
Of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
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Sep 13, 2023
Lowercase;
Little a
Small a
E.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
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Sep 13, 2023
Very small;
A minuscule kitchen
A minuscule amount of rain fell
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Sep 13, 2023
Pertaining to a small or lowercase letter.
The word started with a minuscule letter.
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called minuscule?

Derived from Latin "minusculus," meaning somewhat smaller.
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Nov 29, 2023

What is the root word of minuscule?

Latin word "minusculus."
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Nov 29, 2023

Which vowel is used before minuscule?

The letter 'i' precedes "minuscule."
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Which conjunction is used with minuscule?

"And," "but," or "so," depending on context.
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Nov 29, 2023

What is the verb form of minuscule?

There is no standard verb form of minuscule.
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Nov 29, 2023

What is the pronunciation of minuscule?

/ˈmɪn.əˌskjuːl/
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Nov 29, 2023

Which preposition is used with minuscule?

"Of," "in," depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Nov 29, 2023

What is the plural form of minuscule?

Minuscules.
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Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule a collective noun?

No.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule an abstract noun?

No.
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Nov 29, 2023

Is the minuscule term a metaphor?

No, but can be used metaphorically.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 29, 2023

Is the word minuscule imperative?

No.
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Nov 29, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in minuscule?

The first syllable, "min."
Sara Rehman
Nov 29, 2023

Which determiner is used with minuscule?

"This," "that," "the," depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Nov 29, 2023

What is the singular form of minuscule?

Minuscule (it's an adjective).
Aimie Carlson
Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a consonant ('M').
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Nov 29, 2023

How many syllables are in minuscule?

Three syllables.
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Nov 29, 2023

How do we divide minuscule into syllables?

Min-u-scule.
Harlon Moss
Nov 29, 2023

What is the first form of minuscule?

Minuscule (it's an adjective, so it doesn't have forms like a verb).
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Nov 29, 2023

What is the second form of minuscule?

N/A (it's an adjective).
Janet White
Nov 29, 2023

What is the third form of minuscule?

N/A (it's an adjective).
Harlon Moss
Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule a noun or adjective?

Adjective.
Sara Rehman
Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule an adverb?

No.
Janet White
Nov 29, 2023

Is minuscule a negative or positive word?

Neutral, depends on context.
Sara Rehman
Nov 29, 2023

What part of speech is minuscule?

Adjective.
Harlon Moss
Nov 29, 2023

What is the opposite of minuscule?

Enormous.
Janet White
Nov 29, 2023

Which article is used with minuscule?

"A" or "the," depending on context.
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Nov 29, 2023

How is minuscule used in a sentence?

"The artist paid attention to even the most minuscule details."
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Nov 29, 2023

What is another term for minuscule?

Tiny, microscopic.
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Nov 29, 2023
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