prequel

noun pre·quel \ ˈprē-kwəl \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

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

  1. His next film will be a prequel to last year's hit movie.

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Origin and Etymology of prequel

pre- + -quel (as in sequel)

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PREQUEL Defined for English Language Learners

prequel

noun

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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