sequel

play
noun se·quel \ˈsē-kwəl also -ˌkwel\

Definition of sequel

  1. 1 :  consequence, result

  2. 2a :  subsequent developmentb :  the next installment (as of a speech or story); especially :  a literary, cinematic, or televised work continuing the course of a story begun in a preceding one

Examples of sequel in a Sentence

  1. The new film is a sequel to the very successful comedy that came out five years ago.

  2. He is busy writing the book's sequel.

  3. There is an interesting sequel to my date with her that I'll share with you later.

Recent Examples of sequel from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sequel'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of sequel

Middle English, from Anglo-French sequele, from Latin sequela, from sequi to follow — more at sue

Other Performing Arts Terms


SEQUEL Defined for English Language Learners

sequel

play
noun

Definition of sequel for English Language Learners

  • : a book, movie, etc., that continues a story begun in another book, movie, etc.

  • : something that happens after and usually as a result of a previous event


SEQUEL Defined for Kids

sequel

play
noun se·quel \ˈsē-kwəl\

Definition of sequel for Students

  1. 1 :  a book or movie that continues a story begun in another

  2. 2 :  an event that follows or comes afterward :  result

Word Root of sequel

The Latin word sequī, meaning “to follow,” and its form secutus give us the roots sequ and sec. Words from the Latin sequī have something to do with following. Something second follows what came first. A sequel is a book or movie that follows another and continues the story. A sequence is the order in which one thing follows another. A consequence is a result that follows from a condition or action.


Medical Dictionary

sequel

play
noun se·quel \ˈsē-kwəl also -ˌkwel\

Medical Definition of sequel

  1. :  sequela gangrene is…a sequel of wounds—Robert Chawner



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sequel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!