opuscule

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o·pus·cule

 (ō-pŭs′kyo͞ol)
n.
A small, minor work.

[Latin opusculum, diminutive of opus, work; see opus.]
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opuscule

(ɒˈpʌskjuːl)
n
(Art Terms) rare a small or insignificant artistic work
[C17: via French from Latin opusculum, from opus work]
oˈpuscular adj
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opuscule

- A diminutive of opus, meaning a minor or small work, literary or musical.
See also related terms for literary.
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