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prologue

pro·logue (pro·log)

prologue (prolog)

 
 
pronunciation:
pro lawg [or] pro lag
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an introduction to a spoken or written work such as a speech or play; preface.
The author describes the antagonist in the prologue to the novel.
synonyms:
introduction
antonyms:
epilogue
similar words:
exordium, foreword, lead, opening, overture, preamble, preface
definition 2: an introduction to a program or event.
synonyms:
introduction, preliminary, prelude
antonyms:
close
similar words:
lead, lead-in, preamble, preface
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prologued, prologues, prologuing
definition: to give or serve as a prologue to.
synonyms:
introduce, preface
similar words:
open, prelude
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