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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."

About Juvenilia

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.

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