[min-sing] /ˈmɪn sɪŋ/
(of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant.
(of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech
“affectedly dainty,” 1520s, probably originally in reference to speech, when words were “clipped” to affect elegance; or in reference to walking with short steps; present participle adjective from mince (v.).
(Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by “wag” or “waggle,” thus representing “the affected gait of coquettish females.”
[min-sing] /ˈmɪn sɪŋ/ adjective 1. (of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant. [mins] /mɪns/ verb (used with object), minced, mincing. 1. to cut or chop into very small pieces. 2. to soften, moderate, or weaken (one’s words), especially for the sake of decorum or courtesy. 3. to perform or utter with […]
[mahynd-awl-ter-ing] /ˈmaɪndˌɔl tər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. causing marked changes in patterns of mood and behavior, as a hallucinogenic drug. mind-altering adj. Producing mood changes or distorted perceptions; hallucinogenic.
[min-duh-nah-oh, -nou; Spanish meen-dah-nou] /ˌmɪn dəˈnɑ oʊ, -ˈnaʊ; Spanish ˌmin dɑˈnaʊ/ noun 1. the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the group. 36,537 sq. mi. (94,631 sq. km). /ˌmɪndəˈnaʊ/ noun 1. the second largest island of the Philippines, in the S part of the archipelago: mountainous and volcanic. Chief towns: […]
noun 1. an area in the Pacific Ocean W of the Philippines: one of deepest points in any ocean. 34,440 feet (10,497 meters).