exordium

noun ex·or·di·um \ eg-ˈzȯr-dē-əm \

Definition of exordium

plural exordiums or exordia play \eg-ˈzȯr-dē-ə\
: a beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition

exordial

play \eg-ˈzȯr-dē-əl\ adjective

Examples of exordium in a Sentence

  1. in his exordium the author warns his readers that they should expect a radically different interpretation of the causes of the war

Origin and Etymology of exordium

Latin, from exordiri to begin, from ex- + ordiri to begin — more at order


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