miniseries

noun

mini·​se·​ries ˈmi-nē-ˌsir-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce miniseries (audio)
: a television production of a story presented in sequential episodes

Examples of miniseries in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netflix made both a prequel and sequel miniseries called Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, respectively. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 12 Jan. 2023 The Midnight Angels first made a minor appearance in two issues of the 2010 miniseries Doomwar, which introduced them as the cream of the crop of T’Challa’s bodyguards. Siddhant Adlakha, Vulture, 12 Nov. 2022 Early in his career, Hopkins played the central character of Leo Tolstoy's acclaimed piece of world literature in the 1972 TV miniseries, War & Peace. Robert English, EW.com, 10 Nov. 2022 The Hawks don’t know how many episodes will be in the first season of the miniseries, produced by its Banner production team— maybe another four or five. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 6 Nov. 2022 The movie is based on a 2009 British miniseries (Unforgiven), and Bullock also served as a producer here, as well. Andy Meek, BGR, 19 Oct. 2022 Toni Collette and Merritt Wever lead this miniseries based on a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the hunt for a serial rapist. Jihane Bousfiha, Men's Health, 20 Jan. 2023 On a grimmer note, this five-episode miniseries starts at the outbreak of World War I and goes through Dublin's violent Easter Rising of 1916. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 13 Jan. 2023 Based on the popular podcast of the same name, this miniseries shows how he was finally taken down. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 1 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miniseries was in 1963

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“Miniseries.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miniseries. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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