Definition of PROLOGUE

a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event <unfortunately, the burglary, which he committed while still a teen, was but a prologue to a wasted life of crime>
Related Words countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start
a short section (as of a book) that leads to or explains the main part <a brief prologue sets the scene for the story that follows>
Antonyms epilogue (also epilog)

Variants of PROLOGUE

prologue also prolog

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