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miniature

min·i·a·ture

miniature

 
 
pronunciation:
mI ni chr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
phrases:
in miniature
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very small copy or reproduction of something.
synonyms:
model, replica
antonyms:
blowup
similar words:
archetype, copy, ditto, dummy, imitation, likeness, mockup, paradigm, pattern, prototype, representation, reproduction, simulacrum
definition 2: something that is smaller than other members of the same class.
synonyms:
midget
antonyms:
giant
similar words:
bantam, dwarf, half pint, lilliputian, peewee, pipsqueak, runt, shorty, shrimp, squirt, toy
definition 3: a small, often intricate or detailed painting or portrait on a surface such as ivory.
similar words:
copy, imitation, likeness, painting, portrait, representation, reproduction
definition 4: a small picture in an illuminated manuscript.
similar words:
adornment, decoration, design, embellishment, frontispiece, illustration, ornament, picture, vignette
definition 5: the art of painting such small portraits or pictures.
synonyms:
illumination
similar words:
demonstration, illustration, representation
phrase: in miniature
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: on a very small scale; extremely small.
a miniature tea set
synonyms:
small-scale
antonyms:
giant, outsized
similar words:
bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, little, midget, minuscule, minute, reduced, small, teeny, tiny, toy, vest-pocket, wee, weeny
Word Parts
The word miniature contains the following parts:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-