Definition of Miniature

1. Noun. Painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts).

Exact synonyms: Illumination
Generic synonyms: Painting, Picture
Category relationships: Dark Ages, Middle Ages
Derivative terms: Illuminate, Miniaturist



2. Adjective. Being on a very small scale. "A miniature camera"
Similar to: Little, Small

3. Noun. A copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size.
Exact synonyms: Toy
Generic synonyms: Copy
Derivative terms: Miniaturise, Miniaturize

Definition of Miniature

1. n. Originally, a painting in colors such as those in mediæval manuscripts; in modern times, any very small painting, especially a portrait.

2. a. Being on a small scale; much reduced from the reality; as, a miniature copy.

3. v. t. To represent or depict in a small compass, or on a small scale.

Definition of Miniature

1. Noun. A small version of something; a model of reduced scale. ¹

2. Noun. A small, highly detailed painting, a portrait miniature. ¹

3. Noun. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works. ¹

4. Noun. An illustration in an illuminated manuscript. ¹

5. Noun. A musical composition which is short in duration. ¹

6. Noun. (context: gaming) A token in a game representing a unit or character. ¹

7. Adjective. Smaller than normal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miniature

1. [n -S]

Miniature Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miniature

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mini-moto
mini-motos
mini-roundabout
mini-roundabouts
mini-stroke
mini ephedrine
mini stroke
miniagencies
miniagency
miniate
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miniates
miniating
miniatory
miniature (current term)
miniature end plate potential
miniature fan palm
miniature golf
miniature pinscher
miniature poodle
miniature poodles
miniature scarlet fever
miniature schnauzer
miniature stomach
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miniaturisation
miniaturisations
miniaturise
miniaturised

Literary usage of Miniature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States by William Dunlap, Frank William Bayley, Charles Eliot Goodspeed (1918)
"The early history of miniature painting is extremely obscure, ... A consecutive notice of the practitioners of miniature painting would be more than our ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1889)
"February a miniature of Capt Harcup of the Engineers begun last month a miniature of Mr Montresor of the 48th begun last month a miniature of Mr Mason ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1889)
"February a miniature of Capt Harcup of the Engineers begun last month a miniature of Mr Montresor of the 48th begun last month a miniature of Mr Mason ..."

4. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"It is from a miniature enamelled on copper by Henry Bone, KA, an artist preeminent for skill in such work. Bone appears to have followed an original crayon ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Entering the ijth century, we reach the period when the miniature may be ... And so with the miniature. Figures were small, with delicate strokes in the ..."

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