- a series or group of three plays, novels, operas, etc., that, although individually complete, are closely related in theme, sequence, or the like.
- (in ancient Greek drama) a series of three complete and usually related tragedies performed at the festival of Dionysus and forming a tetralogy with the satyr play.
- a group of three related things.
Origin of trilogy
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Examples from the Web for trilogy
Coming into this trilogy, what was the scariest aspect of revisiting Middle-earth for you?‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
December 4, 2014
From H.L. Mencken: The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and published by The Library of America.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
Ben H. Winters is out this July with the eagerly anticipated finale to his critically acclaimed The Last Policeman trilogy.What Would You Do if the World Was Over?
August 5, 2014
Cuse: So Guillermo worked with Chuck Hogan and turned The Strain into a trilogy of novels.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
Take, for example, another YA juggernaut: The Hunger Games trilogy.Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame
June 14, 2014
Taking the Trilogy as a whole, one will find that it is essentially symbolical.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Trilogy and author of the two-volume Shike, among other novels.Shaman
And so we pass to the next drama of the trilogy, the second act of the tragedy.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
His second trilogy of books was his most artistic gift to French literature.Egoists
Note: The Duchesse de Langeais is the second part of a trilogy.The Duchesse de Langeais
Honore de Balzac
- a series of three related works, esp in literature, etc
- (in ancient Greece) a series of three tragedies performed together at the Dionysian festivals
C19: from Greek trilogia; see tri-, -logy
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Word Origin and History for trilogy
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