hours after midnight; early morning hours:
We danced into the small hours.
the small hours, the early hours of the morning, after midnight and before dawn
Also, wee hours. The hours following midnight, as in I stayed up working through the small hours, or The parents didn’t come home until the wee hours. The adjectives small and wee both refer to the low numbers of those hours (one o’clock, two o’clock, etc.). [ c. 1830 ]
- Small increment sensitivity index
small increment sensitivity index n. Abbr. SISI A test for cochlear damage in which a tone above the hearing threshold is followed by a series of progressively louder tones and damage is indicated by the ability to hear the louder tones.
noun, Anatomy. 1. intestine (def 2). small intestine noun 1. the longest part of the alimentary canal, consisting of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum, in which digestion is completed Compare large intestine small intestine n. The narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood. It […]
adjective 1. rather small.
- Small letter
noun 1. a lower-case letter