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  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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Related Words for opuscule

essay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback

British Dictionary definitions for opuscule


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

Word Origin for opuscule

C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work
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