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serialadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈsɪə.ri.əl/  us   /ˈsɪr.i-/
C1 used to refer to a person who repeatedly commits the same serious crime, often using the same method, or a serious crime that is committed repeatedly by one person: She wrote a thriller about a brutal serial killer. a serial rapist serial murders/killings
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serialnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɪə.ri.əl/  us   /ˈsɪr.i-/
C1 a story on television or radio or in a newspaper, etc. that is broadcast or printed in separate parts: Most of her novels have been made into television serials at some time.
Translations of “serial”
in Korean 연속극…
in Arabic قِصَّة مُسَلْسَلة…
in Portuguese seriado…
in Catalan serial…
in Japanese 連載物, 続き物…
in Italian serial, sceneggiato a puntate…
in Chinese (Traditional) (重罪案犯或重案)連環的,連續的…
in Russian сериал…
in Turkish dizi, seri…
in Chinese (Simplified) (重罪案犯或重案)连环的,连续的…
in Polish serial…
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