Definition of sequel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəl//
    sequel (to something) Types of film
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  1. 1a book, film/movie, play, etc. that continues the story of an earlier one a sequel to the hit movie ‘Madagascar’ compare prequel See related entries: Types of film
  2. 2[usually singular] something that happens after an earlier event or as a result of an earlier event There was an interesting sequel to these events later in the year.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the senses ‘body of followers’, ‘descendants’ and ‘consequence’): from Old French sequelle or Latin sequella, from sequi ‘follow’.Extra examples She was asked to make a sequel to ‘Peter Pan’. Some important new characters appear in the sequel. The affair had a strange sequel. The film has spawned five sequels to date. The immediate sequel to the price rises was uprisings across the country. The new movie is a direct sequel to the first, picking up the story where the original left off. The result is a worthy sequel to the original book. The sequel came out this spring.
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