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min·u·et

 (mĭn′yo͞o-ĕt′)
n.
1. A slow, stately pattern dance in 3/4 time for groups of couples, originating in 17th-century France.
2. The music for this dance.
3. A movement in 3/4 time that is usually the third, but sometimes the second, of a four-movement symphony or string quartet.

[French menuet, from Old French, small, dainty (from the small steps characteristic of the dance), diminutive of menu, small, from Latin minūtus; see minute2.]

minuet

(ˌmɪnjʊˈɛt)
n
1. (Dancing) a stately court dance of the 17th and 18th centuries in triple time
2. (Classical Music) 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
[C17: from French menuet dainty (referring to the dance steps), from menu small]

min•u•et

(ˌmɪn yuˈɛt)

n.
1. a slow, stately dance in triple meter, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.
2. a piece of music for such a dance or in its rhythm.
[1665–75; < French menuet=menu small (see menu) + -et -et; so called from the shortness of the dancers' steps]

minuet

1. An elegant 17th century French court dance, it began as a folk dance and gradually became a slower, more dignified and complex dance that graced many an aristocratic ballroom.
2. A graceful seventeenth-century court dance in triple time, used as third movement in many classical symphonies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minuet - a stately court dance in the 17th centuryminuet - a stately court dance in the 17th century
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
2.minuet - a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite
dance music - music to dance to
Translations
موسيقى المنيويت أو رَقْصَتُها
menuet
minuet
menüett
menúett
menuetas
menuets
menuet
menüet

minuet

[ˌmɪnjʊˈet] Nminué m

minuet

[ˌmɪnjuˈɛt] nmenuet m

minuet

nMenuett nt

minuet

[ˌmɪnjʊˈɛt] nminuetto

minuet

(minjuˈet) noun
(a piece of music to accompany) an old type of graceful dance.
References in periodicals archive ?
The evening concert will also feature a Haydn Minuet and trio.
This truly danced off the page -in particular the mind-teasing syncopations in the minuet and trio.
Perhaps less satisfactory was the Minuet and Trio, where the cello played too often slightly flat.