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 In the new miniseries, a string of attacks has plagued Gotham’s seedy underbelly, sending criminals into a panic. Todd Spangler, Variety, 14 Sep. 2022 And in the acclaimed 1976 ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, Brundin was Harold Jordache, an uncle of the brothers portrayed by Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Sep. 2022 He's best known for playing Brendan Fletcher in the HBO miniseries Mrs. Fletcher. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2022 Gaprindashvili sued Netflix last year over a reference to her in the miniseries The Queen's Gambit, which revolves around a fictional female chess prodigy. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 7 Sep. 2022 The Essex Serpent Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston star in Apple TV+'s six-part miniseries based on Sarah Perry's novel, The Essex Serpent. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 1 Sep. 2022 Andrew Garfield has been nominated for an Emmy for his performance as a fictional Mormon in a miniseries about real Utah murders. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 July 2022 Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star in the dramatic miniseries The Undoing. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 17 June 2022 Portrayed by Julia Roberts in a Starz miniseries that started airing this spring, Martha Mitchell was something of a star in those days in Washington. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of miniseries

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Miniseries.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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