noun pre·quel \ˈprē-kwəl\

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

Full Definition of PREQUEL

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

Examples of PREQUEL

  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

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with PREQUEL


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