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  1. A musical composition which is short in duration.
Sacha composed a for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
  1. A small, highly detailed painting; a portrait miniature.
  2. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
  3. A model of reduced scale.
There was a of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
  1. (context, gaming) A token in a game representing a unit or character.
Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleanic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.
    1. small, Smaller than normal.
    I find dogs annoying; they seem to yap more than full-size dogs.
    • Spanish: miniatura 's w:Arnolfini Portrait, Arnolfini Portrait a miniature reflexion of the scene is painted, and, surrounding it, even smaller miniatures of w:Jesus Christ, Christ.]]
    Etymology: From the miniatura (manuscript illumination), from miniare (to illuminate), from the miniare, miniÄre (to colour red), from minium (''red lead).

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