See also: séquel

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French séquelle [1], from Latin sequela, from sequi (to follow).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːkwəl/
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  • Rhymes: -iːkwəl

NounEdit

sequel (plural sequels)

  1. (dated) The events, collectively, which follow a previously mentioned event; the aftermath.
    • John Bunyan (1678) The Pilgrim's Progress: “Now here Christian was worse put to it than in his fight with Apollyon, as by the sequel you shall see.”
  2. (narratology) A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.
  3. (Scotland, historical) Thirlage.
  4. (obsolete) A person's descendants.

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  1. ^ sequel” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.