opuscule

[oh-puhs-kyool]

noun

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

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

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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