[ oh-puhs-kyool ]
/ oʊˈpʌs kyul /
a small or minor work.
a literary or musical work of small size.
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Origin of opuscule
1650–60; <French <Latin opusculum, equivalent to opus work + -culum-cule1
OTHER WORDS FROM opusculeo·pus·cu·lar, adjective
Words nearby opuscule
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British Dictionary definitions for opuscule
/ (ɒˈpʌskjuːl) /
rare a small or insignificant artistic work
Derived forms of opusculeopuscular, adjective
Word Origin for opuscule
C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work
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