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opuscule

[ oh-puhs-kyool ]
/ oʊˈpʌs kyul /
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noun

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 opuscule

o·pus·cu·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for opuscule

opuscule
/ (ɒˈpʌskjuːl) /

noun

rare a small or insignificant artistic work

Derived forms of opuscule

opuscular, adjective

Word Origin for opuscule

C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work
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