diminutive

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  • Usually the first one is for daily use, often in a diminutive form.
  • The street is diminutive, with only eight houses on one side and two on the other.
  • These diminutives are sometimes used as names in their own right.
  • In many cases, diminutives of names, especially female ones, have become names of their own.
  • Some diminutives have become so common that the original form has fallen out of common usage.
  • A man of diminutive height, he used his size for comic effect.
  • Sometimes only the diminutive has survived, while the root got out of use.
  • The diminutive Kimono, making his national team debut scored again two minutes later.
  • He was well known for his strong tackling skills despite his diminutive size.
  • The last ending in the list is the most commonly seen diminutive.
  • Even for its small population, the chapel was diminutive and did not permit large services.
  • There is also another secret reason for the use of diminutives. Cited from Child in Folk-Thought, by Alexander F. Chamberlain
  • Many famous organs have passed through its diminutive doors since that time.
  • She gave her daughter a diminutive of her name.
  • Diminutives are often used for place names, and are only recognised by people in the local area.
  • But this is merely relative to the rest of their family, which contains numerous extremely diminutive species.
  • Leaves of younger plants are often more diminutive in size.
  • Most given names have one or more standard diminutives.
  • Often these diminutive names become independent and "official" given names.
  • Sometimes these diminutive names become independent and "official" given names.
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Meaning of diminutive

  • noun A word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness