- 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
Examples from the Web for juvenilia
How much does randomness and juvenilia and alcohol contribute to each tweet?Dear Kathryn Bigelow: Bret Easton Ellis Is Really Sorry
Bret Easton Ellis
December 17, 2012
Indeed the exclusion of these juvenilia from the Édition Définitive was a critical blunder.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
One of his early essays written when he was twenty and published in the Juvenilia was called "Nurses."The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls
Jacqueline M. Overton
Many an educated Englishman has published such a volume of Juvenilia and sinned no more.Early Reviews of English Poets
John Louis Haney
One or two further remarks: they concern my firstlings (the Juvenilia and Juvenalia).Friedrich Nietzsche
The phrase 'juvenilia carmina' seems to refer to that volume as containing this piece among others.
- works of art, literature, or music produced in youth or adolescence, before the artist, author, or composer has formed a mature style
Word Origin and History for juvenilia
"works of a person's youth," 1620s, from Latin iuvenilia, neuter plural of iuvenilis (see juvenile).
Works produced in childhood or youth, particularly written or artistic works.