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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Latin
Origin: 'smaller'

minor

1 adjective
     
mi‧nor1 S2 W2
1 small and not very important or serious, especially when compared with other things [≠ major]:
We have made some minor changes to the program.
a relatively minor error
a minor road
They played only a minor role in local government.
minor injury/illness/operation etc (=one that is not very serious or dangerous)
He escaped with only minor injuries.
2APM based on a particular type of musical scale:
Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor
a minor key
WORD FOCUS: young WORD FOCUS: young
other words meaning young: little/small used to describe young children, especially below the age of 6
teenage
used to describe someone who is between 13 and 19
adolescent
used to describe someone who is developing into an adult
youthful
looking young

a young person: kid informal a young person
teenager
someone who is between 13 and 19
youth
a man or boy between 15 and 25, especially one who is involved in fighting or crime
adolescent
a young person who is developing into an adult
minor
a young person who is not yet legally an adult

the time when someone is young: childhood the time when you are a child
youth
the time when you are no longer a child but you are still young
adolescence
the time when you develop into an adult


See also
young
WORD FOCUS: important WORD FOCUS: important
similar words: main, key, chief, principal, leading, vital, crucial, essential, significant

not important: unimportant, trivial, minor, irrelevant, insignificant


See also
important
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