[joo-vuh-nil-ee-uh, -nil-yuh]
plural noun
works, especially writings, produced in one's youth: His juvenilia were more successful than his mature writings.
literary or artistic productions suitable or designed for the young: publishers of juvenilia.

1615–25; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural of juvenīlis juvenile

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juvenilia (ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɪlɪə)
pl n
works of art, literature, or music produced in youth or adolescence, before the artist, author, or composer has formed a mature style
[C17: from Latin, literally: youthful things; see juvenile]

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juvenilia [(jooh-vuh-nil-ee-uh)]

Works produced in childhood or youth, particularly written or artistic works.

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At best their movie was a curiosity, a freakish piece of juvenilia, and they were glad to be finished with it.
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