opuscule

[ oh-puhs-kyool ]
/ oʊˈpʌs kyul /

noun

a small or minor work.
a literary or musical work of small size.

Nearby words

  1. opulently,
  2. opuntia,
  3. opus,
  4. opus anglicanum,
  5. opus dei,
  6. opusculum,
  7. opv,
  8. opéra bouffe,
  9. opéra comique,
  10. oquassa

Origin of opuscule

1650–60; < French < Latin opusculum, equivalent to opus work + -culum -cule1

Related formso·pus·cu·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for opuscule

opuscule

/ (ɒˈpʌskjuːl) /

noun

rare a small or insignificant artistic work
Derived Formsopuscular, adjective

Word Origin for opuscule

C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work

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