Definition of trilogy in English:


Syllabification: tril·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈtriləjē

noun (plural trilogies)

1A group of three related novels, plays, films, operas, or albums.
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  • But yes, I had geeky fun and will see the three films back-to-back at the trilogy's first marathon screening.
  • The film is a trilogy of tales, though the structure pays very little mind to that structure, opening and closing with a connected gag.
  • Firstly, he decided on a trilogy and to film it in one epic shoot.
1.1(In ancient Greece) a series of three tragedies performed one after the other.
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  • Probably less familiar are the subsequent two tragedies in the trilogy: Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone.
  • In his trilogy of plays, The Oresteia, he deals with the themes of betrayal, murder and reconciliation.
  • Athenians at the time may have recalled another great Greek expedition overseas, to Troy; Euripides' Trojan trilogy was produced in 415.
1.2A group or series of three related things: a trilogy of cases reflected this development
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  • Given their overlapping concerns, these films form an unofficial trilogy.
  • That was the third of a trilogy of decisions of the Court of Appeal.
  • Central to many of the protests against it is a trilogy of discontents about the idea of capitalism, the process of globalization, and the behavior of corporations.


from Greek trilogia, from tri- 'three times' + logos 'story'.

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