miniature Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “miniature” in the English Dictionary

"miniature" in British English

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miniatureadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
C2 used to ​describe something that is a very ​smallcopy of an ​object: I ​bought some miniature ​furniture for my niece's doll's ​house.

miniaturenoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/

miniature noun [C] (PAINTING)

a very ​smallpainting, usually of a ​person

miniature noun [C] (ALCOHOLIC DRINK)

a very ​smallbottle of ​alcoholicdrink
in miniature C2 smaller than ​usual: The ​modelrailway has all the ​buildings, ​bridges, and ​trees in miniature.
(Definition of miniature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"miniature" in American English

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miniatureadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɪn·i·əˌtʃʊr, -tʃər/
very ​small: She has dollhouse ​filled with miniature ​furniture.

miniaturenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈmɪn·i·əˌtʃʊr, -tʃər/
(of an ​object) the ​state of being much ​smaller than the thing it ​represents, or such an ​object: [U] She ​bought a ​model of the Empire ​State Building in miniature.
(Definition of miniature from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “miniature”
in Korean 소형의…
in Arabic صَغير جِدًا…
in Malaysian kecil…
in French miniature…
in Russian миниатюрный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 微型的, 小型的, 微小的…
in Italian in miniatura, in scala ridotta…
in Turkish son derece küçük/ufak, minyatür…
in Polish miniaturowy…
in Spanish miniatura…
in Vietnamese tiểu, nhỏ…
in Portuguese em miniatura…
in Thai เล็กมาก…
in German Miniatur-……
in Catalan diminut, en miniatura…
in Japanese 小型の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 微型的, 小型的, 微小的…
in Indonesian bentuk mini…
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