Definition of sequel in English:


Line breaks: se¦quel
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkw(ə)l


  • 1A published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one: the sequel toHome Alone The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel
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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, end, conclusion, postscript; effect, after-effect, aftermath; Medicine sequelae
    informal pay-off
    archaic success
    rare sequent


in the sequel

British formal As things develop: this modification of style, as will become clearer in the sequel, does not invalidate our earlier approach
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  • Other points will become clearer in the sequel.
  • That this should be the case will become clearer in the sequel.


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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