A sequel is a continuation or part two. The Empire Strikes Back and Toy Story 2 are sequels. Many successful movies have sequels.

The most common meaning of sequel is for a book or movie that follows another, but the term can be used for just about anything that comes second. We might say of an actress who begins her career with a bang, "What will she do for a sequel?" A football team that wins a championship may have trouble with the sequel — trying to win another one next year. All sequels have a tough challenge — living up to the original.

Definitions of sequel

n something that follows something else

Type of:
final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination
something that results

n a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

Type of:
addendum, postscript, supplement
textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

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