Definition of trilogy in English:

trilogy

Line breaks: tril|ogy
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪlədʒi
 
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noun (plural trilogies)

  • 1A group of three related novels, plays, films, etc.: J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings
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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: the Aeschylean trilogy
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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 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.

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