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Definition of 'minim'



  • (music) A half note, drawn as a semibreve with a stem.
  • A unit of volume, in the Imperial and U.S. customary systems, 1/60 fluid drachm. Approximately equal to 1 drop, 62 ?L or 0.9 grain (weight) of water.
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  • A short vertical stroke used in handwriting.
  • Anything very minute; applied to animalcula and the like.
  • the minims of existence
  • A small fish; a minnow.
  • A little man or being; a dwarf.
  • (Milton)
  • A short poetical encomium.
  • (Spenser)

    See also

    * crotchet * quaver * semibreve English palindromes ----

    Similar to 'minim'

    minum, minium