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

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Recent Examples on the Web The book was accompanied by a documentary miniseries produced by Gates that premiered on PBS this month. Washington Post, "The story of the Black church, from the spiritual to the political to the personal," 25 Feb. 2021 The seven-part miniseries will premiere on HBO Max on April 18. Devon Ivie, Vulture, "Kate Winslet Joins HBO’s Sad-Detective Canon in the Mare of Easttown Trailer," 17 Feb. 2021 Earlier this month, Disney+ released its miniseries WandaVision, exciting Marvel Cinematic Universe fans everywhere. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What Is 'WandaVision' About? Read Scarlet Witch's Heartbreaking Backstory Before Watching the Disney+ Show," 24 Jan. 2021 While the show is considered a miniseries, anything can happen in the Marvel Universe. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "WandaVision" Season 2," 15 Jan. 2021 His most recent work was a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel featuring Storm and the Black Panther. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, "Eric Jerome Dickey, best-selling author, dies at 59," 5 Jan. 2021 Entire films were made by Nick Knight for Maison Margiela in the form of a documentary and Gus Van Sant, who shot an seven-part miniseries for Gucci. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Top Fashion Moments of 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The collection was released in the form of a seven-part miniseries, starring celebrities like Florence Welch, Billie Eilish, and Styles. Eliza Huber,, "Miley Cyrus Took A Cue From Harry Styles For Her Super Bowl Look," 8 Feb. 2021 This docudrama miniseries recalls the 2018 incident in which a toxic nerve agent was deployed in a quiet English town, sending a pair of Russian expatriates and a constable to the ICU. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘Snowpiercer’ on TNT and more," 24 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of miniseries

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Miniseries.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 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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