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Word of the day: Opuscule

Opuscule

[oh-PUH-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."

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 can refer to it as your "opus."

Did you Know?

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

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