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prologue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prologue

  1. 1 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> Synonyms curtain-raiser, overture, preamble, preliminary, prelude (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 <a brief prologue sets the scene for the story that follows> Synonyms exordium, foreword, intro, preamble, preface, prelude, proem, introduction (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)



Variants of prologue

also prolog


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