Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
Works produced by an author or artist while still young.
Examples of Juvenilia in a sentence
"Mozart's impressive juvenilia was just a hint of the work to follow."
"It's no surprise she won a Pulitzer Prize as an adult, especially since her juvenilia was incredibly popular."
This word developed from the Latin word "juvenilis," which translates to "juvenile." If you practiced a hobby as a juvenile, you probably have a box of juvenilia stashed away somewhere.
Did you Know?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced amazing juvenilia during his younger years. He began composing music at age 5; by the time he was 12 years old, he had composed whole symphonies and performed in front of royalty.