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

Definition of sequel in English:


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


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


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.

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