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Minuute vs. Minute: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Minuute" is a misspelling. The correct spelling is "Minute," which refers to a unit of time or a brief period. Spelling accuracy is essential for understanding.

Which is correct: Minuute or Minute

How to spell Minute?

Minuute is Incorrect

Minute is Correct


Key Differences

"Minute" sounds like "My Newt"; visualizing a small newt can help remember.
Think of "Minute" as 60 seconds, which doesn't have an extra 'u'.
Associate "Minute" with a clock for the correct time-related spelling.
For time or brevity, there's just a single 'u' in "Minute."
Recalling the phrase "Just a minute!" can help reinforce the correct spelling.

Correct usage of Minute

We waited for over an hour, but it felt like a minuute.
We waited for over an hour, but it felt like a minute.
Minuute details are often overlooked.
Minute details are often overlooked.
Can you spare a minuute?
Can you spare a minute?
I need a minuute to gather my thoughts.
I need a minute to gather my thoughts.
It will take just one minuute to finish.
It will take just one minute to finish.

Minute Definitions

A unit of time equal to 60 seconds.
Wait a minute, I'll be right there.
A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of an hour, or 60 seconds.
A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds. Also called arcminute, minute of arc.
A measure of the distance one can cover in a minute
Lives ten minutes from school.
A short interval of time; moment.
A specific point in time
Stop that this minute!.
A note or summary covering points to be remembered; a memorandum.
Minutes An official record of the proceedings of a meeting.
To record in a memorandum or the minutes of a meeting.
Exceptionally small; tiny.
Not worthy of notice; insignificant
A minute problem.
Characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination
Held a minute inspection of the grounds.
A unit of time equal to sixty seconds (one-sixtieth of an hour).
You have twenty minutes to complete the test.
(informal) A short but unspecified time period.
Wait a minute, I’m not ready yet!
A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a degree.
We need to be sure these maps are accurate to within one minute of arc.
A (usually formal) written record of a meeting or a part of a meeting.
Let’s look at the minutes of last week’s meeting.
A unit of purchase on a telephone or other similar network, especially a cell phone network, roughly equivalent in gross form to sixty seconds' use of the network.
If you buy this model, you’ll get 100 free minutes.
A point in time; a moment.
A nautical or a geographic mile.
An old coin, a half farthing.
(obsolete) A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a whit.
(architecture) A fixed part of a module.
A while or a long unspecified period of time
Oh, I ain't heard that song in a minute!
(transitive) Of an event, to write in a memo or the minutes of a meeting.
I’ll minute this evening’s meeting.
To set down a short sketch or note of; to jot down; to make a minute or a brief summary of.
Very small.
They found only minute quantities of chemical residue on his clothing.
Very careful and exact, giving small details.
The lawyer gave the witness a minute examination.
The sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds. (Abbrev. m. or min.; as, 4 h. 30 m.
Four minutes, that is to say, minutes of an hour.
The sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds (Marked thus (´); as, 10° 20´).
A coin; a half farthing.
A very small part of anything, or anything very small; a jot; a tittle.
Minutes and circumstances of his passion.
A point of time; a moment.
I go this minute to attend the king.
The memorandum; a record; a note to preserve the memory of anything; as, to take minutes of a contract; to take minutes of a conversation or debate; to read the minutes of the last meeting.
A fixed part of a module. See Module.
Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes.
Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable; as, minute details.
Attentive to small things; paying attention to details; critical; particular; precise; as, a minute observer; minute observation.
A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour;
He ran a 4 minute mile
An indefinitely short time;
Wait just a moment
It only takes a minute
In just a bit
A particular point in time;
The moment he arrived the party began
A unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
A short note;
The secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting
Distance measured by the time taken to cover it;
We live an hour from the airport
Its just 10 minutes away
Infinitely or immeasurably small;
Two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
Reduced to a microscopic scale
Immeasurably small
Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination;
A minute inspection of the grounds
A narrow scrutiny
An exact and minute report
Extremely small.
There's a minute chance of rain today.
A brief note or summary.
The secretary took the meeting's minutes.
A precise point in time.
He arrived at the exact minute agreed upon.
Specific or detailed.
She gave a minute description of the thief.

Minute Sentences

The meeting starts in one minute.
They stood in silence for a minute to honor the moment.
The coach gave the team a minute to catch their breath.
I'll be ready in just a minute; please wait.
We have a ten-minute break between classes.
The athlete improved his time by a minute, a significant achievement.
The baby wakes up every minute at night, it seems.
Every minute counts when working against a deadline.
We were just a minute away from missing the flight.
The lights will dim in one minute before the show starts.
I can hold my breath for almost a minute.
Let's take a minute to review what we've learned.
He promised to be back in a minute with the information.
Please give me a minute to explain.


Which vowel is used before Minute?

Typically "a" as in "a minute."

What is the root word of Minute?

Derived from Latin "minutus."

Why is it called Minute?

Derived from Latin "minutus," meaning "small," reflecting its short duration or smallness.

What is the pronunciation of Minute?

/ˈmɪn.ɪt/ for the time unit; /mɪˈnjuːt/ for something small.

Is Minute a negative or positive word?


What is the verb form of Minute?

To minute (meaning to record or note down).

What is the plural form of Minute?


Which conjunction is used with Minute?

No specific conjunction is associated uniquely with "minute."

Which article is used with Minute?

"A" or "an" depending on usage and pronunciation. E.g., "a minute" (time) vs. "an minute" (rare usage).

Which preposition is used with Minute?

"In" as in "in a minute."

Is Minute an abstract noun?


What is the singular form of Minute?


What is a stressed syllable in Minute?

"Min" when referring to time; "ute" when referring to something small.

What is the opposite of Minute?

For size: Vast or large; for time: Hour or eternity.

What is the third form of Minute?


Is Minute a vowel or consonant?

It is a word, not a single letter.

Is the Minute term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.

How many syllables are in Minute?


What is the first form of Minute?

Minute (as a verb, it refers to noting something down).

Is Minute a noun or adjective?

It can be both, depending on the context.

Is Minute an adverb?


Is Minute a collective noun?


How do we divide Minute into syllables?


What part of speech is Minute?

Noun or adjective.

What is another term for Minute?

Moment (when referring to time).

How is Minute used in a sentence?

"I'll be ready in just a minute."

Is Minute a countable noun?

Yes, as in "two minutes."

Is the word Minute imperative?

No, but it can be used in an imperative sentence.

Which determiner is used with Minute?

"Every" as in "every minute."

What is the second form of Minute?

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