Definition of Minuet

1. Noun. A stately court dance in the 17th century.

Generic synonyms: Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dancing



2. Noun. A stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite.
Generic synonyms: Dance Music

Definition of Minuet

1. n. A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance.

Definition of Minuet

1. Noun. A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupé, a high step, and a balance. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A tune or air to regulate the movements of the minuet dance: it has the dance form, and is commonly in 3/4, sometimes 3/8, measure. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A complete short musical composition inspired by and conforming to many formal characteristics of the traditional musical accompaniment to the dance of same name. ¹

4. Noun. (music) A movement which is part of a longer musical composition such as a suite, sonata, or symphony which is inspired by and conforming to formal characteristics of the dance of same name. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minuet

1. a slow, stately dance [n -S]

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Literary usage of Minuet

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1. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"The minuet is a dance of French origin, characterised by stateliness and grace. ... These were gradually lengthened, and finally a second minuet was added ..."

2. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"Here the first minuet is in F and the second in D minor. ... In the second minuet of the ist Suite the latter half is not repeated—a very rare thing ..."

3. The Appreciation of Music by Daniel Gregory Mason, Thomas Whitney Surette (1907)
"The minuet is a dance of French origin, characterised by stateliness and grace. ... These were gradually lengthened, and finally a second minuet was added ..."

4. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... b"ifra maA fondant* Ч When Handel was asked to point out the peculiar taste of the different nations of Europe in dancing, he ascribed the minuet to the ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"The time regulating the movements of the minuet consists of 2 strains or parts, of 8 bars each, in 3-crotchet time, both of which from being repeated are ..."

6. A Treatise on Musical Form and General Composition by Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1875)
"CHAPTER VII, Of the minuet Form. 1. THIS is a light and pleasing form, of smaller dimensions than the foregoing, it is useful as a contrast or relief ..."

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