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Meaning of PROLOGUE

Pronunciation:  'prowlog

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an introduction to a play
 

PROLOGUE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: dramatic composition, dramatic work, introduction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro"logue\, n. [F., fr. L. prologus, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ?
    to say beforehand; ? before + ? to say. See {Logic}.]
    1. The preface or introduction to a discourse, poem, or
       performance; as, the prologue of Chaucer's ``Canterbury
       Tales;'' esp., a discourse or poem spoken before a
       dramatic performance
    
    2. One who delivers a prologue. [R.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Pro"logue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prologued}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Prologuing}.]
    To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue. [R.] --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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