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prequel

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noun pre·quel \ˈprē-kwəl\

Simple Definition of prequel

  • : a movie, book, etc., that tells the part of a story that happened before the story in another movie, book, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prequel

  1. :  a work (as a novel or a play) whose story precedes that of an earlier work

Examples of prequel in a sentence

  1. His next film will be a prequel to last year's hit movie.



Origin of prequel

pre- + -quel (as in sequel)


First Known Use: 1972

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