Definition of sequel in English:


Syllabification: se·quel
Pronunciation: /ˈsēkwəl


1A published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
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  • Studio execs in Hollywood are apparently looking for more original blockbusters and less sequels.
  • If all its sequels and spin-offs ran continuously on a single channel, it would play for over a month.
  • I've actually got to figure out a place to end this so I can start the sequel to this story.
1.1Something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event: this encouragement to grow potatoes had a disastrous sequel some fifty years later
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  • The tsunami has certainly equipped a number of people with the skills to handle post disaster emotional and psychological sequels.
consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, postscript;
effect, aftereffect, aftermath, by-product
informal payoff


late Middle English (in the senses 'body of followers', 'descendants' and 'consequence'): from Old French sequelle or Latin sequella, from sequi 'follow'.

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