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Synonyms and Antonyms of preamble

  1. 1 a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event <the round of hors d'oeuvres was merely the preamble to an evening of lavish feasting> Synonyms curtain-raiser, overture, prelude, preliminary, prologue (also prolog), warm-upRelated Words countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start

  2. 2 a short section (as of a book) that leads to or explains the main part <an insightful analysis of the preamble to the Constitution of the United States> Synonyms exordium, foreword, intro, introduction, preface, prelude, proem, prologue (also prolog), prolusionRelated Words beginning, commencement, initiation, opening, origin, origination, outset, startNear Antonyms envoi (or envoy), postscript; aftermath; cessation, close, closing, conclusion, end, finale, finish, stop, terminationAntonyms epilogue (also epilog)

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