pro·em | \ˈprō-ˌem, -əm\

Definition of proem 

1 : preliminary comment : preface

2 : prelude

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Other Words from proem

proemial \prō-ˈē-mē-əl, -ˈe- \ adjective

Examples of proem in a Sentence

the proem promises what the book does not deliver: a totally new interpretation of the French Revolution

First Known Use of proem

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for proem

Middle English proheme, from Anglo-French proeme, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion, from pro- + oimē song; probably akin to Hittite išamai- song, Sanskrit syati he binds — more at sinew

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