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MINUET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does minuet mean? 

MINUET (noun)
  The noun MINUET has 2 senses:

1. a stately court dance in the 17th century
2. a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite

  Familiarity information: MINUET used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINUET (noun)


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Meaning:

A stately court dance in the 17th century

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("minuet" is a kind of...):

ballroom dance; ballroom dancing (any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom)


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Meaning:

A stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet; often incorporated into a sonata or suite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("minuet" is a kind of...):

ballroom music; dance music; danceroom music (a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing)


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