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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Nobody in 1935 is capable of writing the sequel to the books of 1933.
▪ And each day for the next several days, no matter how full her schedule, Amelia wrote a sequel.
▪ It is small wonder that Hilton wrote a sequel to Scale 1.
▪ Yes, that's him, and he wrote a sequel to it.
▪ 'Batman 2' was a rare example of a sequel being better than the original.
▪ After the unexpected success of his first film, Rodriguez is making plans for a sequel.
▪ the sequel to 'Gone with the Wind'
▪ A greater chance of success seems to lie in the sequel.
▪ An Ace Ventura sequel was inevitable.
▪ Bronson will return to the role of Paul Kersey to take on the Mafia in the latest sequel to the vigilante saga.
▪ In the sequel, Whoopi will play a nun who helps a gospel choir in a city slum.
▪ It is a deeply problematic book, particularly in relation to its hugely successful sequel.
▪ Michael Walsh is writing the Warner novel, which includes a prequel and a sequel to the events in the 1942 film.
▪ This was an extraordinary, sometimes disturbing, but powerful sequel to Seattle.
▪ This was the obvious sequel to its policy for the past four years.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sequel \Se"quel\ (s[=e]"kw[e^]l), n. [L. sequela, fr. sequit to follow: cf. F. s['e]quelle a following. See Sue to follow.]

  1. That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man's advantures or history.

    O, let me say no more! Gather the sequel by that went before.

  2. Consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin.

  3. Conclusion; inference. [R.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "train of followers," from Old French sequelle (14c.), from Late Latin sequela "that which follows, result, consequence," from sequi "to follow, come after, follow after, attend, follow naturally," from PIE root *sekw- (1) "to follow" (cognates: Sanskrit sacate "accompanies, follows," Avestan hacaiti, Greek hepesthai "to follow," Lithuanian seku "to follow," Latin secundus "second, the following," Old Irish sechim "I follow"). Meaning "consequence" is attested from late 15c. Meaning "story that follows and continues another" first recorded 1510s.


n. (context narratology English) 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.

  1. n. something that follows something else [syn: subsequence]

  2. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it [syn: continuation]


A sequel is a narrative, documental, or other work of literature, film, theatre, television, music, or video game that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work. In the common context of a narrative work of fiction, a sequel portrays events set in the same fictional universe as an earlier work, usually chronologically following the events of that work.

In many cases, the sequel continues elements of the original story, often with the same characters and settings. A sequel can lead to a series, in which key elements appear in a number of stories. Although the difference between more than one sequel and a series is somewhat arbitrary, it is clear that some media franchises have enough sequels to become a series, whether originally planned as such or not.

Sequels are attractive to creators and to publishers because there is less risk involved in returning to a story with known popularity rather than developing new and untested characters and settings. Audiences are sometimes eager for more stories about popular characters or settings, making the production of sequels financially appealing.

In movies, sequels are common. There are many name formats for sequels. Sometimes, they either have unrelated titles or have a letter added on the end. More commonly, they have numbers at the end or have an added word on the end. It is also common for a sequel to have a variation of the original title or have a subtitle. In the 1930s, many musical sequels had the year included in the title. Sometimes sequels are released with different titles in different countries, because of the perceived brand recognition. There are a number of ways that subsequent works can be related to the chronology of the original. Various neologisms have been coined to describe them.

Sequel (software)

Sequel is music sequencer software from German music software and equipment company Steinberg GmbH. It is essentially a heavily downsized and simplified version of Steinberg Cubase. It has been called a GarageBand clone as it features very similar functionality and interface as Apple's GarageBand, which itself, is a heavily downsized version of Logic Pro, a competitor with Cubase.

Sequel (album)

Sequel is the ninth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). It was the last complete album released during Harry's lifetime. A tenth studio album, The Last Protest Singer, made up of material he was working on at the time of his death, was released about seven years after he died.

The title song "Sequel" reports further events in the lives of Harry and Sue, the characters in Chapin's hit song " Taxi" and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (the original went to #24). A follow-up single, "Story of a Life", failed to chart, but is historic as it was Chapin's final 45.

The album was later rereleased under the title Remember When the Music with the addition of two previously unreleased. It was rereleased with only the original ten tracks as Storyteller in 1999. It was also remastered in 2001 with four additional tracks.

Sequel (disambiguation)

A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same "universe" but at a later time.

Sequel may also mean:

  • Chevrolet Sequel, the hydrogen fuel car
  • SEQUEL (language), the Structured English QUEry Language, a predecessor of SQL
  • Sequel (album), an album by Harry Chapin, as well as its title track
  • Sequel Records, a record label
  • Sequel (software), a music production program
  • SequeL, a sequential learning research project of the INRIA Lille-Nord Europe research center
  • Sequel (Ruby) is an object relational mapping tool for Ruby
  • Sequal, 1988 freestyle music group or eponymous album

Usage examples of "sequel".

The acute form is frequently a complication, or sequel of scarlet fever, diphtheria, cholera, typhoid fever, erysipelas or measles, and is frequently developed by intemperance.

Supreme is radiant there can be no failing of its sequel but, that existing, all exists.

Peterborough afterwards took possession of Nules, and purchasing horses at Castillon de la Plana, began to form a body of cavalry which did good service in the sequel.

In the sequel, the question was proposed, Whether a placeman ought to have a seat in the house?

Suffolk and Norfolk, alleging that the bill, if passed into a law, would render it impossible to bring fresh provisions from those counties to London, as the supply depended absolutely upon the quickness of conveyance, the further consideration of it was postponed to a longer day, and never resumed in the sequel: so that the attempt miscarried.

BOOK JACKET INFORMATION The long-awaited sequel to Lion of Ireland Lion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru, the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign.

By following the destinies of the surviving children of Brian Boru, particularly his troubled and troublesome son Donough, she has created a worthy sequel to her most highly praised novel, Lion of Ireland.

Yet the members of the grand confederacy were differently actuated by disagreeing motives, which, in the sequel, operated for the preservation of his Prussian majesty, by preventing the full exertion of their united strength.

Matthews himself, in the sequel, sacrificed his duty to his resentment, in restraining Lestock from pursuing and attacking the combined squadrons on the third day after the engagement, when they appeared disabled and in manifest disorder, and would have fallen an easy prey had they been vigorously attacked.

What an explication it gives of those mysteries of evil, pain, sorrow and retribution, which often wrap the innocent and the wicked in one sad fate, if we but see that no individual stands alone, but trails along with him the unfinished sequels of all ancestral experience, and, furthermore, is so bound up with his simultaneous race that each is responsible for all and all for each, and that no one can be wholly saved or safe until all are redeemed and perfected!

And if we recognize in the great catastrophic myths and previsions of the poets and scientists the fundamental truth that the things which are seen are temporal, while the things alone which are unseen are eternal, the end being a regular and remote sequel in the creative plan of God, free from anger, retributive disappointment, or cruelty will not alarm us.

Although chronic catarrh is most commonly brought on in the manner above stated, it sometimes makes its appearance as a sequel of typhoid fever, scarlet fever, measles, or other eruptive fevers, or shows itself as a local manifestation of scrofulous or syphilitic taints in the system.

Another sequel came when Sparkler sat alone, in the bedroom of an elaborate hotel suite.

Nothing could more gloriously evince the generosity of a British parliament, than this interposition for defending the liberties of Germany, in conjunction with two electors only, against the sense of the other seven, and in direct opposition to the measures taken by the head of the empire, who, in the sequel, stigmatized these two princes as rebels, and treated one of them as an outlaw.

He regarded the Grenshaw case as a sequel to the Talman murder, and said so.