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Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe.
Ruth St. Denis

Meaning of "miniature" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MINIATURE

From Italian, from Medieval Latin miniātūra, from miniāre to paint red, (in illuminating manuscripts); from minium.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MINIATURE

miniature  [ˈmɪnɪtʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MINIATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Miniature can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MINIATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Miniature

A miniature is a small-scale reproduction, or a small variation. It may refer to: ▪ Portrait miniature, a miniature portrait painting ▪ Miniature, a small painting in an illuminated text ▪ Persian miniature, a small painting in an illuminated text or album ▪ Ottoman miniature, a small painting in an illuminated text or album ▪ Mughal miniature, a small painting in an illuminated text or album ▪ Scale model ▪ Room box ▪ Figurine ▪ Miniature figure, a small figurine used in role playing games and tabletop wargames ▪ Miniature, a very small bottle of an alcoholic drink ▪ Miniature, a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone ▪ Miniature rose ▪ Miniature candy, smaller variations of candy bars and candy ▪ Miniature effect, a physical model of a larger object used to represent it in filmmaking ▪ Miniature horse, a very small breed of horse ▪ Miniature, a cooperative jazz trio ▪ Miniatures, 2005 ▪ Miniatures, 1989...

Definition of miniature in the English dictionary

The first definition of miniature in the dictionary is a model, copy, or similar representation on a very small scale. Other definition of miniature is anything that is very small of its kind. Miniature is also a very small painting, esp a portrait, showing fine detail on ivory or vellum.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MINIATURE


expenditure
ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə
furniture
ˈfɜːnɪtʃə
garniture
ˈɡɑːnɪtʃə
geniture
ˈdʒenɪtʃə
legislature
ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃə
literature
ˈlɪtərɪtʃə
microminiature
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈmɪnɪtʃə
nature
ˈneɪtʃə
nourriture
ˈnʌrɪtʃə
Onitsha
əˈnɪtʃə
pitcher
ˈpɪtʃə
primogeniture
ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə
progeniture
prəʊˈdʒenɪtʃə
secundogeniture
sɪˌkʌndəʊˈdʒenɪtʃə
signature
ˈsɪɡnɪtʃə
snitcher
ˈsnɪtʃə
temperature
ˈtɛmprɪtʃə
ultimogeniture
ˌʌltɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtʃə
ultraminiature
ˌʌltrəˈmɪnɪtʃə
unigeniture
ˌjuːnɪˈdʒɛnɪtʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MINIATURE

mini
mini-boom
mini-break
mini-course
mini-flyweight
Mini-Me
mini-ski
mini-state
miniate
miniation
miniature camera
miniature golf
miniature poodle
miniaturisation
miniaturise
miniaturist
miniaturistic
miniaturization
miniaturize
minibar

WORDS THAT END LIKE MINIATURE

adventure
armature
by nature
candidature
caricature
creature
curvature
feature
human nature
immature
mature
Mother Nature
nomenclature
ossature
premature
room temperature
special feature
State legislature
stature
tablature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of miniature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MINIATURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «miniature» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of miniature

Translation of «miniature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MINIATURE

Find out the translation of miniature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of miniature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «miniature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微型的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en miniatura
570 millions of speakers

English

miniature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लघु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِصْغَر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миниатюрный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

miniatura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষুদ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

miniature
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Miniatur-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミニチュアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

축소된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Miniatur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thu nhỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மினியேச்சர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सूक्ष्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

minyatür
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in miniatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miniaturowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мініатюрний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

miniatural
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικροσκοπικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

miniatuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

miniatyr-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mini-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of miniature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MINIATURE»

The term «miniature» is very widely used and occupies the 7.981 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MINIATURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about miniature

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10 QUOTES WITH «MINIATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word miniature.
1
Thomas P.M. Barnett
The Air Force has it far worse than the Navy in terms of existential fears, primarily due to the rapid rise and unbelievable dissemination of drones, where seemingly now every military unit has their own miniature air wing of what would have recently passed as toys.
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Cate Blanchett
You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls - it's a bit scary, actually.
3
John Tyler Bonner
In the seventeenth century, it was held by some that inside a human sperm there was a minute human being - a homunculus - that was planted inside the womb. Development consisted of the miniature homunculus enlarging and passing through birth and on to maturity-just like inflating a balloon.
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Kyle Chandler
We ended up moving out to Texas. We live outside of Austin. We've got a couple horses, we've got three miniature donkeys, we've got four dogs. miniature donkeys are very warm, loving animals.
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Paulo Costanzo
I'm an east coaster, you know, I'm brought up in Toronto where it's very much, like, kind of a miniature New York in that there's a subway and you're surrounded by people a lot and, you know, you bump into people and you have interactions and you communicate and la la la.
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Ruth St. Denis
Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe.
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Johnny Depp
When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
8
Jeff Dunham
We just got a tour bus. I didn't know tour buses could be this nice. It's just me, Brian Haner the guitar guy, the tour manager and a writer. We laugh ourselves silly. Apparently we're going to have a road dog, a miniature pincher. It's the smallest they've ever seen. How masculine am I going to look, working with dolls and a miniature dog?
9
Sylvia Earle
Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.
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Robert Fortune
The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MINIATURE»

Discover the use of miniature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to miniature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf
The perfect golfing gift: A book that is a complete, working 9-hole miniature golf course, with miniature golf balls and putter included. The first book you can play through. The book that's a true original.
Mike Vago, 2009
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Indian Miniature Painting
This book journeys through the development and decline of the schools of Indian miniature painting.
Anjan Chakraverty, 2005
3
Miniature
I saw Mac's work, and there they were. Still are. Mac Wellman's poetry, on and off stage, is ever-inventive, witty, angry, playful and exactly as contrarian in form and spirit as our culture deserves"—Erika Munk.
Mac Wellman, 2002
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Miniature books: 4,000 years of tiny treasures
Here is the prayer book that Anne Boleyn carried to her execution, seen open to its sole illustration, a portrait of Henry VIII. Here also are the worlds two smallest books (impossible to be sure which is tinier).
Anne Bromer, Julian I. Edison, 2007
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On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the ...
Originally published in 1984 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and marxist criticism.
Susan Stewart, 1984
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Restoration of Indian Miniature Paintings
1.Based on more than 39 years of practical experience on conservation of miniature paintings.2.Unique in discussing the practical technicalities of the restoration of Indian miniatures.3.Useful for the practicing conservators; as various ...
K. K. Gupta, 2006
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Miniature Sculpture from the Athenian Agora
Small sculptured figures of humans and animals have been found all over the Agora, ranging in date from the earliest occupation of Athens to the end of the Late Roman period.
Dorothy B. Thompson, 1959
8
The Beaded Dollhouse: Miniature Furniture and Accessories ...
Provides instructions for six complete rooms, showing readers how to create miniature furniture and accessories out of beads.
Nobuyo Chiba, 2007
9
Miniature Scrapbooks: Small Treasures to Make in a Day
Crafters looking for time-saving and economical ways to use their supplies and talents will welcome this guide to the newest scrapbooking trend: creating charming miniature scrapbooks.
Taylor Hagerty, 2006
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Making Miniature Furniture
This clearly written guide enables woodcrafters to make charming, sturdy and functional 1/2-scale furniture.
Richard A. Lyons, Elizabeth G. Lyons, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MINIATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term miniature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Building the Greatest Show on Earth in miniature (photos, video)
Circus Model Builders create a miniature world Don Kowell of Syracuse and Bob Guilfoyle of Liverpool are members of Hoxie Tucker Ring 73, ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
2
Miniature Horses a big deal for local woman
Miniature horses, or “minis”, are a breed of horse that have an official registry and a long history. They've been the pets of royalty, and the work ... «The Post - Ontario, Jul 15»
3
Miniature brain organoid grown from patient skin cells reveal …
This is a human brain organoid showing complex internal organization, with immature proliferating cells (red) and a surrounding layer of ... «Biotechin.Asia, Jul 15»
4
Sculptor Nic Joly shows miniature collection at Reading gallery
Nic, whose cousin is comedian Dom Joly, originally started sculpting as a hobby, crafting the miniature characters out of clay, paper and wire to ... «getreading, Jul 15»
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Destination Hudson offering miniature clocktowers for sale
Destination Hudson, the volunteer organization that operates the Visitor Center, is unveiling a new and exclusive product offering, consisting of ... «Hudson Hub-Times, Jul 15»
6
University of Michigan Opens Miniature City For Driverless Vehicle …
The miniature city cost $10 million to create, which was made possible by corporate sponsors like the Ford Motor Company, General Motors ... «The News Wheel, Jul 15»
7
KLM passengers given Delft Blue miniature replica houses filled …
Since the 1950s, Royal Dutch Airlines has given every World Business Class passenger a unique gift: a Delft Blue miniature traditional house, ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Martin St. Louis' legacy will live on in every miniature NHLer
There is no need to wait until Martin St. Louis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in order to see his legacy. It resides in every undersized ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Junction3D Unveils Amazingly Detailed 3D Printed Miniature
Junction3D Unveils Amazingly Detailed 3D Printed Miniature Figurine Printed on Solus 3D Printer. by Eddie Krassenstein · July 21, 2015 ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
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Photo gallery: Miniature horses visit Truman Medical Center
Pet Partners brought their miniature horses to visit clients at Truman ... 2015 when two miniature horses and their owners visited the center as ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»

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