1. small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minuscule, character, grapheme, graphic symbol

usage: the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case

2. minuscule, longhand, running hand, cursive, cursive script

usage: a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts


1. minuscule (vs. majuscule), minuscular, lowercase

usage: of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries

2. little, minuscule, small, lowercase (vs. uppercase)

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

3. minuscule, miniscule, small (vs. large), little (vs. big)

usage: very small; "a minuscule kitchen"; "a minuscule amount of rain fell"

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