Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: ARTS

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: pre- + -quel (as in sequel)

prequel

noun
     
pre‧quel [countable]
TCNA a book, film etc that tells you what happened before the story told in a previous popular book or film [↪ sequel]
prequel to
'The Phantom Menace' is a prequel to 'Star Wars'.
Word of the Day
The ARTS
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics