A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book; SYN. preface, prolusion.
preamble / priæmbl̩ /
Množina reči preamble je preambles.
ETYM Late Lat. praeambulum, from Latin praeambulus walking before, from praeambulare to walk before; prae before + ambulare to walk: cf. French préambule. Related to Amble.
A preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose).
ETYM French préface; cf. Spanish prefacio, prefacion, Italian prefazio, prefazione; all from Latin praefatio, from praefari to speak or say beforehand; prae before + fari, fatus, to speak. Related to Fate.
1. Something written as an introductory to a book or essay; an introduction, or series of preliminary remarks.
2. Something spoken as an introduction to a speech., or.
prologue / proʊlɒɡ /
Množina reči prologue je prologues.
ETYM French, from Latin prologus, from Greek, from prolegein to say beforehand; pro before + legein to say. Related to Logic.
1. An introduction to a play.
2. A speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the beginning of a play; the actor speaking such a prologue.
3. An introductory or preceding event or development.