noun (plural tetralogies)
- 1A group of four related literary or operatic works.More example sentences
- Of the tetralogy, I think Walküre is my least favourite.
- Rabbit Remembered may have upset the symmetry of his great tetralogy but it in no way diminishes it.
- Adam Phillips starts his essay on the impossibilities of human desire by quoting Christopher Tietjens, the stoic hero of Ford Madox Ford's tetralogy, Parade's End.
- 1.1A series of four ancient Greek dramas, three tragic and one a comedy featuring a chorus of satyrs, originally presented together.More example sentences
- Many of Aeschylus' productions were connected ‘tetralogies’, comprising three tragedies presenting successive episodes of a single story (a ‘trilogy’) followed by a satyr-play based on part of the same or a related myth.
- Whereas in the first tetralogy women are granted considerable power as warriors and politicians, in the second tetralogy there are ‘fewer female characters; they have less time on stage and less to say when they get there.’
- The earliest copy of Plato's Tetralogies is dated about 1,200 years after Plato supposedly wrote the original.
- 2 Medicine A set of four related symptoms or abnormalities frequently occurring together.More example sentences
- The various operations performed on these patients were corrective operations for cyanotic heart disease such as tetralogy of Fallot, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia and transposition of great vessels.
- Fallot's tetralogy is a set of 4 congenital heart defects occurring together.
- Two of them had Fallot's tetralogy, which Cleland and his colleagues had never operated on before.
More definitions of tetralogyDefinition of tetralogy in:
- The US English dictionary