trilogy

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noun tril·o·gy \ ˈtri-lə-jē \

Definition of trilogy

plural trilogies
: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

  1. the last book in the trilogy

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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


TRILOGY Defined for English Language Learners

trilogy

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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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