se·​quel | \ ˈsē-kwəl How to pronounce sequel (audio) also -ˌkwel \

Definition of sequel

2a : subsequent development
b : 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

The new film is a sequel to the very successful comedy that came out five years ago. He is busy writing the book's sequel. There is an interesting sequel to my date with her that I'll share with you later.
Recent Examples on the Web The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reportedly treated to a special screening of the Top Gun sequel at the invitation of Cruise, who had heard William was a fan of the 1986 original movie. Simon Perry,, 13 May 2022 To celebrate the news of the sequel, This Is Spinal Tap will also get a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2022 Rounding out the main cast of the sequel are Michelle Yeoh, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The answer as to whether these ensemble appearances would lessen or increase the value of a straight-up Doctor Strange sequel has been answered with a $91 million opening day. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Players, coaches and commentators in the Overwatch League have been testing the early version of the sequel for weeks now, preparing for the fifth season of the Overwatch League, which kicked off on Thursday. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 The same video that revealed the first footage of Eternals also showed us the name of this sequel: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 15 Apr. 2022 The Row look at the premiere of the latest Fantastic Beasts sequel—last week, Hollywood was attuned to the season’s lighthearted, whimsical spirit. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2022 On Tuesday, Nintendo shared a video regarding the updated launch timing for the Breath of the Wild sequel. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sequel

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sequel

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

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“Sequel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for sequel


se·​quel | \ ˈsē-kwəl How to pronounce sequel (audio) \

Kids Definition of sequel

1 : a book or movie that continues a story begun in another
2 : an event that follows or comes afterward : result


se·​quel | \ ˈsē-kwəl also -ˌkwel \

Medical Definition of sequel

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

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