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pro·logue

also pro·log  (prō′lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
1. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
2. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
3. An introductory act, event, or period.

[Middle English prolog, from Old French prologue, from Latin prologus, from Greek prologos : pro-, before; see pro-2 + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

prologue

(ˈprəʊlɒɡ) or

prolog

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. the prefatory lines introducing a play or speech
b. the actor speaking these lines
2. a preliminary act or event
3. (Classical Music) (in early opera)
a. an introductory scene in which a narrator summarizes the main action of the work
b. a brief independent play preceding the opera, esp one in honour of a patron
vb, -logues, -loguing or -logued, -logs, -loging or -loged
(tr) to introduce or preface with or as if with a prologue
[C13: from Latin prologus, from Greek prologos, from pro-2 + logos discourse]

pro•logue

or pro•log

(ˈproʊ lɔg, -lɒg)

n., v. -logued, -logu•ing. n.
1. a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
2.
a. an introductory speech or scene in a play or opera.
b. the person or persons who perform this.
3. anything that serves as a preamble or introduction.
v.t.
4. to introduce with or as if with a prologue.
[1250–1300; Middle English prolog(u)e (< Old French) < Latin prōlogus < Greek prólogos. See pro-2, -logue]
pro′logu•ist, pro′log•ist, n.

prologue


Past participle: prologued
Gerund: prologuing

Imperative
prologue
prologue
Present
I prologue
you prologue
he/she/it prologues
we prologue
you prologue
they prologue
Preterite
I prologued
you prologued
he/she/it prologued
we prologued
you prologued
they prologued
Present Continuous
I am prologuing
you are prologuing
he/she/it is prologuing
we are prologuing
you are prologuing
they are prologuing
Present Perfect
I have prologued
you have prologued
he/she/it has prologued
we have prologued
you have prologued
they have prologued
Past Continuous
I was prologuing
you were prologuing
he/she/it was prologuing
we were prologuing
you were prologuing
they were prologuing
Past Perfect
I had prologued
you had prologued
he/she/it had prologued
we had prologued
you had prologued
they had prologued
Future
I will prologue
you will prologue
he/she/it will prologue
we will prologue
you will prologue
they will prologue
Future Perfect
I will have prologued
you will have prologued
he/she/it will have prologued
we will have prologued
you will have prologued
they will have prologued
Future Continuous
I will be prologuing
you will be prologuing
he/she/it will be prologuing
we will be prologuing
you will be prologuing
they will be prologuing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prologuing
you have been prologuing
he/she/it has been prologuing
we have been prologuing
you have been prologuing
they have been prologuing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prologuing
you will have been prologuing
he/she/it will have been prologuing
we will have been prologuing
you will have been prologuing
they will have been prologuing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prologuing
you had been prologuing
he/she/it had been prologuing
we had been prologuing
you had been prologuing
they had been prologuing
Conditional
I would prologue
you would prologue
he/she/it would prologue
we would prologue
you would prologue
they would prologue
Past Conditional
I would have prologued
you would have prologued
he/she/it would have prologued
we would have prologued
you would have prologued
they would have prologued

prologue

An introductory section explaining what happens before the main action.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prologue - an introduction to a play
introduction - the first section of a communication
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

prologue

noun introduction, preliminary, prelude, preface, preamble, foreword, proem, exordium The prologue to the novel is written in the form of a newspaper account.

prologue

noun
A short section of preliminary remarks:
Translations
تَمْهيد، مُقَدِّمَه
prolog
prolog
prológus
formáli, aîfaraorî
prologas
prologs
prológ

prologue

prolog (US) [ˈprəʊlɒg] N (lit, fig) → prólogo m (to de)

prologue

[ˈprəʊlɒg] nprologue m
the prologue to sth [+ novel, play] → le prologue à qch

prologue

, (US) prolog
nProlog m; (of book)Vorwort nt; (fig)Vorspiel nt

prologue

prolog (Am) [ˈprəʊlɒg] nprologo

prologue

(ˈprəulog) noun
an introduction, especially to a play.
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