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.
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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