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 originated as a plural to the Latin word "juvenilis," which translates to juvenile. If you practiced a hobby as a juvenile, you probably have juvenilia of your own.
Did you Know?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced amazing juvenilia during his younger years. He began composing music at age five; by the time he was 12 years old, he had composed whole symphonies and performed in front of royalty.