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opuscule

[oh-puhs-kyool]
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noun
  1. a small or minor work.
  2. 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
Related formso·pus·cu·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for opuscule

opuscule

noun
  1. rare a small or insignificant artistic work
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Derived Formsopuscular, adjective

Word Origin

C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work
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