Learn how to say Serial correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word serial:
1consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series:
a serial publication
Linguistics (of verbs) used in sequence to form a construction, as in they wanted, needed, longed for peace:
the use of serial verbs
2repeatedly committing the same offence and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern:
a serial killer
repeatedly following the same behaviour pattern:
he was a serial adulterer
3 Music using transformations of a fixed series of notes:
the harmonic flow of serial music
Schoenberg’s serial revolution
4 Computing (of a device) involving the transfer of data as a single sequence of bits.
(of a processor) running only a single task, as opposed to multitasking.
1a story or play appearing in regular instalments on television or radio or in a magazine or newspaper:
a new three-part drama serial
2 (usually serials) (in a library) a periodical:
the Serials Librarian
mid 19th century: from series + -al, perhaps suggested by French sérial