1. [ adjective ] lowercase
Synonyms: small little

"little a" "small a" "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

Related terms: lowercase
2. [ adjective ] of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
Synonyms: minuscular
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
Related terms: longhand
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
Synonyms: miniscule

"a minuscule kitchen" "a minuscule amount of rain fell"

Related terms: small
Similar spelling:   miniscule