miniseries

noun
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 While Messiah producer Mark Burnett has worked on based in fact religious stories before like the History channel miniseries The Bible, this thriller is only loosely based on that holy book. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Where Did The Idea For Messiah Come From?," 1 Jan. 2020 This miniseries is hardly the only thing Murphy has on his plate. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Ryan Murphy to Adapt A Chorus Line For Netflix," 4 Sep. 2019 The Dickens’ reinterpretation will be a TV miniseries. Hilary Fox, Twin Cities, "Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows," 2 Aug. 2019 The Dickens’ reinterpretation will be a TV miniseries. Hilary Fox, Twin Cities, "Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows," 2 Aug. 2019 The Dickens’ reinterpretation will be a TV miniseries. Washington Post, "Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows," 1 Aug. 2019 And that doesn’t always work as well as that propulsive central mystery did in season one, when the show was still a miniseries. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t report abuse," 15 July 2019 The Handmaid’s Tale probably should have been a miniseries. Time, "The Handmaid's Tale Could Be So Much Better. But First It Has to Leave Its Star Behind," 26 June 2019 The actor has continued to find steady work on projects like the Harold and Kumar movies, the HBO series The Deuce, and the upcoming miniseries The Plot Against America. Marcus Jones, EW.com, "The Santa Clause: Where are they now?," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of miniseries

1963, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Miniseries.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniseries. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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miniseries

noun
How to pronounce miniseries (audio)

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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