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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 ?
Superior ratings included Montana Rose and Gwen Sterrett for their flute performance of "Menuett" (Haydn/Barge) Book 1; Destiny Williams and Jessica Handel for their flute duet of "Fugato (Stamitz) Book 1; Caitlin Elsea, Jacob Wingerter and Melody Colonel for their trio alto saxophone performance of "The Kings Pipes"; and Garrett Welker and Tyler Holm for their duet trombone performance of "Duett III (Dietter) Book 1.
In an undated letter to Heiden he said, "Many of the themes are attractive; especially in the Menuett there are nice things, but I really have doubts about both of the themes of the first movement whether they have the appropriate content for the form of this movement.
177; Fughetta d-Moll, BWV deest; Praludium g-Moll, BWV deest; Menuett und Trio a-Moll, BWV deest; Fantasie h-Moll, BWV deest.