# Mynute vs. Minute: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Published on March 15, 2024
"Mynute" is incorrect; the correct spelling is "minute," which refers to a period of time equal to sixty seconds or a very small part of something.

## Which is correct: Mynute or Minute

How to spell Minute?

## Key Differences

Remember, "minute" as in time shares its root with "minuscule," emphasizing smallness.
Think of "minute" with a "u" after the "n," as in "universal" time unit.
Associate "minute" with "minute steak" — quick to cook, emphasizing the short time.
Use mnemonic "My New Unique Technique Explains" to memorize M-I-N-U-T-E.
Visualize the clock face and remember "minute" has its place on it, unlike "mynute."

## Correct usage of Minute

I'll be there in a mynute.
I'll be there in a minute.
Can you give me a mynute to finish this?
Can you give me a minute to finish this?
She said she'd be ready in a mynute.
She said she'd be ready in a minute.
He asked for a mynute of silence.
He asked for a minute of silence.

## Minute Definitions

A unit of time equal to sixty seconds.
We waited for two minutes before the show started.
Extremely small or insignificant.
He examined the contract in minute detail.
Referring to minute organisms or particles, barely visible.
Minute particles were visible under the microscope.
A measure of angle equal to 1/60th of a degree.
The engineer calculated the angle to the nearest minute.
A written record of what was discussed and decided in a meeting.
She was responsible for taking the minutes of the meeting.
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.

## Minute Sentences

The game can change in just a minute, so stay focused.
Every minute counts when you're trying to catch a flight.
She can solve complex math problems in under a minute.
I need a minute to gather my thoughts before the presentation.
Can we meet for a minute after class to discuss the project?
Give me a minute to change, and then we can go.
I was just a minute late, but the bus had already left.
Let's take a minute to appreciate all the hard work we've done.
He stared at the painting for a long minute, appreciating its beauty.
The teacher asked for a minute of silence to honor the historical figure.
He took a minute to enjoy the sunrise before starting his day.
Let's take a minute to stretch before we continue our hike.
The movie's climax had me on the edge of my seat every minute.
We were just a minute away from winning the game.
The chef inspected every detail, ensuring each plate was perfect to the last minute.
I'll be back in a minute; I just need to grab my book.
The athletes trained every minute they could to prepare for the competition.
Hold on for a minute; I think I left my keys in the car.
They stood in a minute of silence to pay respect to the departed.
Give the machine a minute to warm up before you start using it.
Can you spare a minute to help me with this task?
I'll need a minute to review your work before giving feedback.
I treasure every minute spent with my family.
He read the document, pausing for a minute to consider the implications.
Could you wait here for a minute while I grab my coat?

## Minute Idioms & Phrases

#### Wait a minute

Used to ask someone to stop or pause for a short period.
Wait a minute, I think you may have overlooked this important detail.

#### At the last minute

Doing something just before it is too late.
She decided to join the trip at the last minute.

#### Just a minute/minute

Asking for a short amount of time.
Just a minute, I'll be right with you.

#### Back in a minute

Returning shortly.
I'll be back in a minute after checking the mail.

#### Up to the minute

The most recent or latest.
She always has up-to-the-minute news on tech trends.

#### Not for a minute

Not at any time or under any condition.
I didn't believe his story for a minute.

#### Every minute counts

Every moment is valuable and should not be wasted.
In emergency situations, every minute counts.

#### Minute by minute

As every moment passes; in great detail.
The sports commentator described the game minute by minute.

#### For a minute there

For a short time; momentarily.
For a minute there, I thought we were going to lose the game.

#### To the minute

Exactly; precisely.
The train arrived to the minute, as per the schedule.

#### A New York minute

A very short amount of time; instantly.
If I had the chance, I'd accept the job offer in a New York minute.

#### In a minute

Soon; in a very short time.
I'll start working on that project in a minute.

#### Spare a minute

To find a small amount of time to do something.
Can you spare a minute to look at this?

#### The minute that

As soon as.
The minute that I heard the news, I called you.

#### In the next minute

Very soon; in a very short time.
One minute he was here, and in the next minute, he was gone.

#### Have a minute

To have a small amount of free time.
Do you have a minute to discuss this issue?

#### It's been a minute

It's been a long time.
It's been a minute since we last caught up.

#### Hang on a minute

To wait or pause for a brief moment.
Hang on a minute while I grab my coat.

## FAQs

#### Which vowel is used before minute?

The indefinite article "a" is used before "minute."

#### What is the pronunciation of minute?

For time or measurement, it's /ˈmɪnɪt/. For smallness, it's /maɪˈnjuːt/.

#### What is the verb form of minute?

There isn't a verb form for "minute" in the context of time or smallness.

#### What is the singular form of minute?

The singular form is "minute."

#### What is the plural form of minute?

The plural form is "minutes."

#### Which conjunction is used with minute?

"And" is often used, as in "minute and second."

No, "minute" is not an adverb.

#### What is the root word of minute?

The root word of "minute" is the Latin "minuta," meaning small.

#### Which preposition is used with minute?

"In" is commonly used, as in "in a minute."

#### Is minute a noun or adjective?

"Minute" can be both a noun (time) and an adjective (small).

#### Why is it called minute?

It's called "minute" from the Latin "minuta," meaning small, reflecting its nature as a small unit of time or detail.

#### Is minute a countable noun?

Yes, "minute" is a countable noun when referring to time.

#### Is minute a negative or positive word?

"Minute" is neutral; context determines its connotation.

#### Is minute a vowel or consonant?

The word "minute" starts with a consonant sound.

#### Is the minute term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to describe something very small.

#### Is the word minute imperative?

"Minute" can be imperative in instructions, emphasizing urgency.

#### How many syllables are in minute?

Two syllables in "minute" (/ˈmɪnɪt/), three in the adjective form (/maɪˈnjuːt/).

#### What is another term for minute?

Another term is "moment" (for time) or "tiny" (for size).

#### What part of speech is minute?

"Minute" is a noun and an adjective.

#### What is the opposite of minute?

For time, it's "hour" or "eternity"; for size, it's "large."

#### Which article is used with minute?

The article "a" is used for singular, "the" for specific reference.

#### Is minute an abstract noun?

Yes, when referring to time, it's an abstract noun.

#### Is minute a collective noun?

No, "minute" is not a collective noun.

#### How do we divide minute into syllables?

As mi-nute for the noun, mi-nu-te for the adjective.

#### What is a stressed syllable in minute?

The first syllable is stressed in the noun, the second in the adjective.

#### What is the third form of minute?

Similarly, there is no third form.

#### Which determiner is used with minute?

Determiners like "a," "the," "every," or "this" can be used.

#### What is the first form of minute?

As a noun/adjective, "minute" is its base form.

#### What is the second form of minute?

There is no second form as it's not a verb.

#### How is minute used in a sentence?

"He will be back in a minute."