from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, minor work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small or petty work.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small work; especially, a literary or musical work of small size.
Latin opusculum, diminutive of opus, work; see opus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French opuscule, and its source, Latin opusculum, diminutive of opus. Compare opuscle, opusculum. (Wiktionary)