juvenilia

[ 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.

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Origin of juvenilia

1615–25; <Latin, noun use of neuter plural of juvenīlisjuvenile
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British Dictionary definitions for juvenilia

juvenilia
/ (ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɪlɪə) /

pl n

works of art, literature, or music produced in youth or adolescence, before the artist, author, or composer has formed a mature style

Word Origin for juvenilia

C17: from Latin, literally: youthful things; see juvenile
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Cultural definitions for juvenilia

juvenilia
[ (jooh-vuh-nil-ee-uh) ]

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

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