Definition of minuterie in English:

minuterie

noun

  • An electric light controlled by a switch incorporating a mechanism that automatically turns the light off a short time after it has been (manually) turned on.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in William Gaddis (1922–1998), novelist. From French minuterie from minute + -erie.

Pronunciation

minuterie

/mɪˈnjuːt(ə)ri/