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[joo-vuh-nil-ee-uh, -nil-yuh] /ˌdʒu vəˈnɪl i ə, -ˈnɪl yə/
plural noun
works, especially writings, produced in one's youth:
His juvenilia were more successful than his mature writings.
literary or artistic productions suitable or designed for the young:
publishers of juvenilia.
Origin of juvenilia
1615-25; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of juvenīlis juvenile Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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plural noun
works of art, literature, or music produced in youth or adolescence, before the artist, author, or composer has formed a mature style
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, literally: youthful things; see juvenile
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Word Origin and History for juvenilia

"works of a person's youth," 1620s, from Latin iuvenilia, neuter plural of iuvenilis (see juvenile).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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juvenilia in Culture
juvenilia [(jooh-vuh-nil-ee-uh)]

Works produced in childhood or youth, particularly written or artistic works.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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