noun \ˈsē-kwəl also -ˌkwel\

: a book, movie, etc., that continues a story begun in another book, movie, etc.

: something that happens after and usually as a result of a previous event

Full Definition of SEQUEL

a :  subsequent development
b :  the next installment (as of a speech or story); especially :  a literary, cinematic, or televised work continuing the course of a story begun in a preceding one

Examples of SEQUEL

  1. The new film is a sequel to the very successful comedy that came out five years ago.
  2. He is busy writing the book's sequel.
  3. There is an interesting sequel to my date with her that I'll share with you later.

Origin of SEQUEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French sequele, from Latin sequela, from sequi to follow — more at sue
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Performing Arts Terms

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noun \ˈsē-kwəl also -ˌkwel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEQUEL

: sequela <gangrene is…a sequel of wounds—Robert Chawner>


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