[min-yoo-et] /ˌmɪn yuˈɛt/
a slow, stately dance in triple meter, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.
a piece of music for such a dance or in its rhythm.
a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries in triple time
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, sometimes as a movement in a suite, sonata, or symphony See also scherzo
“slow dance in triple measure,” 1670s, from French menuet, from Old French menuet (adj.) “small, fine, delicate, narrow,” from menu “small,” from Latin minutus “small, minute” (see minute (adj.)). So called from the short steps taken in the dance. Spelling influenced in English by Italian minuetto.
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[mahy-nuh s] /ˈmaɪ nəs/ preposition 1. less by the subtraction of; decreased by: Ten minus six is four. 2. lacking or without: a book minus its title page. adjective 3. involving or noting subtraction. 4. algebraically negative: a minus quantity. 5. less than; just below in quality: to get a C minus on a test. […]
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