Definition of Prologue

1. Noun. An introduction to a play.

Generic synonyms: Introduction
Group relationships: Dramatic Composition, Dramatic Work
Derivative terms: Prologize



Definition of Prologue

1. n. The preface or introduction to a discourse, poem, or performance; as, the prologue of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales;" esp., a discourse or poem spoken before a dramatic performance

2. v. t. To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.

Definition of Prologue

1. Noun. A speech or section used as an introduction, especially to a play or novel. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to execute a routine. ¹

3. Verb. To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prologue

1. to preface [v -LOGUED, -LOGUING, -LOGUES] - See also: preface

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prologue

prolocutorship
prolocutorships
prologed
prologing
prologise
prologist
prologists
prologize
prologized
prologizer
prologizes
prologizing
prologomenon
prologomenons
prologs
prologue (current term)
prologued
prologues
prologuing
prologuize
prologuized
prologuizes
prologuizing
prolong
prolongable
prolongate
prolongation
prolongational reduction
prolongational reductions
prolongations

Literary usage of Prologue

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1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Conquest of Granada, prologue to the First the women only, 66. ... Marriage à la Mode, prologue to, 66. Marriage à la Mode, Epilogue to, 67. ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Tte Reres prologue ............................... 31 The Reres Tale ...................... . .............. ib. Tk« Coke's Tale . ..."

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