mini·​se·​ries | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌsir-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce miniseries (audio) \

Definition of miniseries

: a television production of a story presented in sequential episodes

Examples of miniseries in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just watch the trailer for his new Apple TV+ miniseries, Lisey’s Story, based on Stephen King’s 2006 novel. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 11 May 2021 And there is just enough of it in his miniseries to keep a viewer hanging in. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2021 Either way, the two-games-in-three-days scenario will be important for Dallas as an opportunity to improve seeding and as its final miniseries scheduling quirk before the actual postseason — against the defending champs, no less. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2021 Given the national obsession with The Queen's Gambit, will Netflix rethink its miniseries status and give us a second season? Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 5 Mar. 2021 The 1992 book was made into an HBO miniseries which, in 2001, vaulted the book onto the Best-Sellers list for 26 weeks. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2020 The 2002 Pulitzer Prizer-winner for Biography was adapted into an HBO miniseries starring Paul Giamatti. Trevor Fraser,, 10 Aug. 2020 For Smith, one of his most memorable roles was in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. Jolie Lash,, 9 July 2021 Durst’s alleged role in the disappearance of his wife Kathleen and the deaths of Berman and Black was documented in the 2015 HBO documentary miniseries The Jinx. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of miniseries

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miniseries was in 1963

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24 Jul 2021

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“Miniseries.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of miniseries

: a story on television that is shown in two or more parts on different days

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