Definition of prequel
: a work (such as a novel or a play) whose story precedes that of an earlier work
Examples of prequel in a Sentence
His next film will be a prequel to last year's hit movie.
Recent Examples of prequel from the Web
The popular minions are ready to take on a new nemesis in the upcoming third installment (not counting the prequel simply titled Minions).
For every Dark Knight, Bourne Identity or Iron Man trilogy, there’s an Austin Powers or Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Finally, one monosystem world is seen in the prequel trilogies.
Movie theaters lucky enough to book George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel will have to abide by some strict rules — or else.
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Origin and Etymology of prequel
pre- + -quel (as in sequel)
First Known Use: 1958
PREQUEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prequel for English Language Learners
: a movie, book, etc., that tells the part of a story that happened before the story in another movie, book, etc.
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