Tril"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. ; pref. (see Tri-) + speech, discourse: cf. F. trilogie.]

A series of three dramas which, although each of them is in one sense complete, have a close mutual relation, and form one historical and poetical picture. Shakespeare's " Henry VI." is an example.

On the Greek stage, a drama, or acted story, consisted in reality of three dramas, called together a trilogy, and performed consecutively in the course of one day. Coleridge.


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