Definition of juvenilia in English:

juvenilia

plural noun

  • Works produced by an author or artist while still young.

    • ‘Her adventures as a photographer were, she believed, an escape from huge, too-silent apartments, and teachers who thought her juvenilia brilliant.’
    • ‘Looked at in their own right, rather than from the perspective of Rothko's later achievements, the early works are not at all juvenilia; rather, they rank very respectably within American painting of the period.’
    • ‘The exhibition opens with a section on Solomon's juvenilia, and shows him already with a voice of his own and a formidable technique.’
    • ‘Jim's juvenilia, in general, are lacking in distinction, but they do chart a rapidly maturing interest in poetry.’
    • ‘London's first chapter on the Brontes' juvenilia critiques the literary-critical construction of an individual, solitary author out of collaborative, adolescent writing practices.’
    • ‘The appendix to the Complete Poems prints the two pieces of juvenilia that were published in Bunting's youth, both remarkably conventional given that Bunting knew and already admired Whitman.’
    • ‘, I figure the juvenilia of one band could do a lot worse than sound like the juvenilia of a superior one.’
    • ‘Paramount to their success was this notion of ‘chemistry’: a complicated alchemy of juvenilia with sophistication and of actor to action.’
    • ‘It was fun, and certainly historic, but much of it also sounded like whimsical juvenilia.’
    • ‘We know there's good work and bad work but who, among Auden lovers for example, would want to be without his often amazing juvenilia?’
    • ‘Joe would probably think I'm crazy for showing such juvenilia to the world.’
    • ‘The first two orchestral works (preceded only by juvenilia and a graduation passacaglia for piano) are remarkable for their assurance.’
    • ‘They are belated juvenilia which ran contrary to this talent.’
    • ‘However, if these are to be published then there's good reason to reveal the juvenilia.’
    • ‘These were not sketches or juvenilia; these were expansive statements made by an artist in her prime.’
    • ‘I had not worked on genetics since, as a Cambridge undergraduate, I had published juvenilia on polymorphisms maintained by single locus selection.’
    • ‘Similar expressions of libertarian ideals in Heinlein's juvenilia and other SF novels did leave their mark, though.’
    • ‘What he would have felt about having his juvenilia resuscitated isn't difficult to work out.’
    • ‘But a remark by Evelyn Waugh about the juvenilia of Ronald Knox comes to mind, that only by ‘shameless and inept experiments’ does any writer achieve ‘mastery of a very difficult language’.’
    • ‘The result is that this sonata sounds less like juvenilia than it usually does.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin, neuter plural of juvenilis (see juvenile).

Pronunciation:

juvenilia

/ˌjo͞ovəˈnilēə/