Simple Definition of prologue
: an introduction to a book, play, etc.
Full Definition of prologue
1 : the preface or introduction to a literary work
2 a : a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the beginning of a play b : the actor speaking such a prologue
3 : an introductory or preceding event or development
Examples of prologue
the prologue to his autobiography
<unfortunately, the burglary, which he committed while still a teen, was but a prologue to a wasted life of crime>
Variants of prologue
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