opuscule

noun

opus·​cule ō-ˈpə-(ˌ)skyül How to pronounce opuscule (audio)
: a small or petty work : opusculum

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin opusculum — more at opusculum

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of opuscule was in 1530

Dictionary Entries Near opuscule

Cite this Entry

“Opuscule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opuscule. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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