|1.||[ adjective ] lowercase|
"little a" "small a" "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
|2.||[ adjective ] of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries|
|Related terms:||majuscule lowercase|
|3.||[ noun ] (writing) a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts|
|4.||[ noun ] the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case|
|Synonyms:||lower_case lower-case_letter small_letter|
|Related terms:||capital character|
|5.||[ adjective ] very small|
"a minuscule kitchen" "a minuscule amount of rain fell"