Simple Definition of sequel
: 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
Examples of sequel
The new film is a sequel to the very successful comedy that came out five years ago.
He is busy writing the book's sequel.
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
Rhymes with sequel
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SEQUEL Defined for Kids
Word Root of sequel
The Latin word sequī, meaning “to follow,” and its form secutus give us the roots sequ and sec. Words from the Latin sequī have something to do with following. Something second follows what came first. A sequel is a book or movie that follows another and continues the story. A sequence is the order in which one thing follows another. A consequence is a result that follows from a condition or action.
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