Definition of trilogy
: a series of three dramas or literary works or sometimes three musical compositions that are closely related and develop a single theme
Examples of trilogy in a Sentence
the last book in the trilogy
Recent Examples of trilogy from the Web
The novel also boasts illustrations by Alan Lee, who won an Academy Award for his work on the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
This trilogy, which is scheduled to end in mid-June, will leave either Golden State or Cleveland with bragging rights.
Watching Part II of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals trilogy last spring, Kyle Korver came to a realization.
This NBA Finals trilogy symbolizes the league's troubling imbalance.
Which leads us to the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in their third consecutive NBA Finals, a first-ever such trilogy that starts with Game 1 this Thursday night.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings (1954-56) The first matchup of this trilogy started with one of the most memorable in 1954.
There have been other near-trilogies between franchises over the years, too.
His Glasgow Trilogy is classic, and this new book brings forth Nate Colgan, an earlier Mackay character, to narrate.
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Did You Know?
Dozens of tragic trilogies were written for the Greek stage, though only one, Aeschylus's great Oresteia (consisting of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, *and *The Eumenides), has survived complete. Authors in later years have occasionally chosen to create trilogies to allow themselves to develop a highly complex story or cover a long span of time. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings wasn't actually intended as a trilogy, but since it was published in three volumes it's usually called one. George Lucas's three original Star Wars movies are an example of a film trilogy (which he followed many years later by another).
Origin and Etymology of trilogy
Greek trilogia, from tri- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: circa 1661
TRILOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trilogy for English Language Learners
: a series of three novels, movies, etc., that are closely related and involve the same characters or themes
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