As soon as my sermonette was over quite a number of friends crowded around me and showered congratulations on me.
Perhaps, if at once followed by questions upon the sermonette, it might thus become very useful.
1814, diminutive from sermon + -ette. Poe used sermonoid (1849); sermuncle (1886) also has been tried. English writers have turned to the Italian double diminutive sermonettino (1818) to describe notably trifling efforts.