- a literary work, movie, etc., that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work.
- an event or circumstance following something; subsequent course of affairs.
- a result, consequence, or inference.
Origin of sequel
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Examples from the Web for sequel
And “what kind of person,” Steinberg asks, “dares to write a sequel to the Bible?”Was ‘The Book of Mormon’ a Great American Novel?
January 4, 2015
Were there ever plans for a sequel to Scissorhands, or a continuation of that story?Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
Joss Whedon, who is an executive producer and directed the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, has his hands full with the Avengers sequel.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
September 22, 2014
But David Simon said, ‘It can’t be a sequel, it has to be a prequel.Dominic West Talks ‘The Wire’ Movie, Prince Harry, and Why He’s Opposed to Scottish Independence
September 16, 2014
The 3D sequel, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, hits theaters Aug. 22.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist
August 14, 2014
The second paper of Mr. Gladstone upon the same subject was a sequel to the first.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Her woman's intuition divined a sequel to the afternoon's drama.Viviette
William J. Locke
It was not the last of my affairs with them, however, as will be seen in the sequel.
The manner in which I gratified this wish, and the consequences to which it led, will be seen in the sequel.
Let us now resume the sequel of the Geographical Description of Louisiana.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
- anything that follows from something else; development
- a consequence or result
- a novel, play, etc, that continues a previously related story
Word Origin and History for sequel
early 15c., "train of followers," from Old French sequelle (14c.), from Late Latin sequela "that which follows, result, consequence," from sequi "to follow, come after, follow after, attend, follow naturally," from PIE root *sekw- (1) "to follow" (cf. Sanskrit sacate "accompanies, follows," Avestan hacaiti, Greek hepesthai "to follow," Lithuanian seku "to follow," Latin secundus "second, the following," Old Irish sechim "I follow"). Meaning "consequence" is attested from late 15c. Meaning "story that follows and continues another" first recorded 1510s.
A narrative or dramatic work complete in itself but designed to follow an earlier one. Through the Looking-Glass is a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.