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
Nolan is perhaps best known for his trilogy of Batman films, particularly The Dark Knight (2008), which characterizes the Gotham superhero as a reclusive, reluctant loner with a bruised soul.
Lots of films with multiple interesting, dynamic and complex female characters, such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, don’t pass it.
The Stephen King-influenced, cyber terrorist-themed thriller was also the beginning of a trilogy.
And sometimes the first two chapters of the trilogy have simply have told the most consequential and interesting parts of that narrative, a la The Godfather Part III.
A Spanish woman (Adriana Ugarte as Julieta in her 20s; Emma Suárez as Julieta in middle age) ends a romantic relationship and plunges into a sea of reminiscences and regrets in Pedro Almodóvar’s adaptation of a trilogy of Alice Munro short stories.
The 43-inch tall droid, which sold at auction on Wednesday for $2.76 million, was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy, the Associated Press reports.
Almost 40 percent of Trilogy residents have family (mostly children and grandchildren) living in the area, some in the Killian’s Pointe community, an all-ages neighborhood located in front of Trilogy.
Game 4: Killer 3’s vs. TrilogyStephen Jackson vs. Al Harrington!
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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
First Known Use: circa 1661See Words from the same year
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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