a series of four related dramas, operas, novels, etc.
a group of four dramas, three tragedies and one satyr play, performed consecutively at the festival of Dionysus in ancient Athens.
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How to use tetralogy in a sentence
It only affected what I chose to write afterwards in terms of the other three books in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy.
This series may be divided into two, each forming a tetralogy, or group of four plays.From Chaucer to Tennyson | Henry A. Beers
For those who have sensitive feelings the fourth day of the tetralogy has a depressing effect.Musicians of To-Day | Romain Rolland
The drama itself comes second in the tetralogy of the Ring, being preceded by the Rheingold.The Valkyries | Edward Frederic Benson
But this latter is more properly to be considered as the overture to a trilogy than as the first drama of a tetralogy.The Valkyries | Edward Frederic Benson
"Richard III" is the fourth play of a tetralogy manifestly planned before the earlier members were completed.Tragedy | Ashley H. Thorndike
British Dictionary definitions for tetralogy
a series of four related works, as in drama or opera
(in ancient Greece) a group of four dramas, the first three tragic and the last satiric
pathol a group of four symptoms present in one disorder, esp Fallot's tetralogy
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