Prologue Definition

prōlôg, -lŏg
noun
An introduction to a poem, play, etc.; esp., introductory lines spoken by a member of the cast before a dramatic performance.
Webster's New World
An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
American Heritage
The actor speaking such lines.
Webster's New World
A preliminary act or course of action foreshadowing greater events.
Webster's New World
One who delivers a prologue.
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verb

To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.

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Other Word Forms of Prologue

Noun

Singular:
prologue
Plural:
prologues

Origin of Prologue

  • Middle English prolog from Old French prologue from Latin prologus from Greek prologos pro- before pro–2 logos speech leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin prologus, from Ancient Greek πρόλογος (prologos)

    From Wiktionary

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