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Opuscule

[oh-Pə-skyool]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, mid 17th century

1.

A small or minor literary or musical work.

Examples of Opuscule in a sentence

"While this book could be considered an opuscule, it means a lot to me personally."

"The opuscule doesn't even sound like it was written by the famous poet."

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About Opuscule

This noun originally comes from the Latin word "opusculum," a dimunutive of the word that means "work." If you are working on a project, no matter how big or small it is, you might refer to it as your opus.

Did you Know?

A magnum opus is the complete opposite of an opuscule work. It refers to the most important work of an artist's career, often one that they are most recognized for.

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