The definition of a sequel is something that follows, or the second volume of a book or movie that continues where the first ended or that expands the story that came before.
Movies such as The Matrix 2 or Transformers 2 are examples of sequels.
- something that follows; anything subsequent or succeeding; continuation
- a result or consequence
- a literary work, film, etc. complete in itself but continuing a story begun in an earlier work, film, etc.
Origin of sequelMiddle English sequele ; from Middle French sequelle ; from Classical Latin sequela: see sequela
- Something that follows as a continuation, especially a literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative continues that of a preexisting work.
- A result or consequence: “Our dreams are the sequel of our waking knowledge” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Origin of sequelMiddle English sequele, from Old French sequelle, from Latin sequēla, from sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (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.
NounSee also: sequelae
- plural form of sequela