[ see-kwuhl ]
/ ˈsi kwəl /


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

1375–1425; late Middle English sequel(e) < Latin sequēla what follows, equivalent to sequ(ī) to follow + -ēla noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for sequel

/ (ˈsiːkwəl) /


anything that follows from something else; development
a consequence or result
a novel, play, etc, that continues a previously related story

Word Origin for sequel

C15: from Late Latin sequēla, from Latin sequī to follow

Cultural definitions for sequel


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.