Definition of minuet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

minuet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪnjuˈet//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪnjuˈet//
 
Pieces of music
 
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a slow elegant dance that was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries; a piece of music for this dance See related entries: Pieces of music Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French menuet, ‘fine, delicate’, diminutive (used as a noun) of menu ‘small’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minuet