I was just checking dictionary.com and the pronunciation of "minute" doesn't seem to change in these two setences:
- It is five minutes past the hour.
- I'll take any change, no matter how minute.
However, I always hear it pronounced differently.
On dictionary.com you can hear the pronunciation of minute in the context of, "5 minutes past the hour". However, the pronunciation -- as I've heard -- in the phrase "no matter how minute" isn't on the pronunciation key. I'd have thought that I'm spelling this word wrong but others are having this problem also and ChaCha confirms the spelling.
I always heard "minute" in "no matter how minute" pronounced my • noot.