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[min-ee-seer-eez] /ˈmɪn iˌsɪər iz/
noun, plural miniseries.
a short series of events or presentations.
Television. a program or film broadcast in parts, as the dramatization of a literary work:
The novel was made into a four-part miniseries.
Origin of miniseries
1970-75; mini- + series Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The show was named outstanding miniseries, and also won awards for writing and directing.
  • She didn't win for best actress, but the series picked up an award for best miniseries.
  • Some folks chose cable, some broadcast and some went a bit off-topic with miniseries picks.
  • The losses have been particularly acute in made-for-television and miniseries productions.
  • My father did some of the first multi-hour miniseries on historical figures.
British Dictionary definitions for miniseries


a television programme in several parts that is shown on consecutive days or weeks for a short period
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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