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prologue

noun uk   /ˈprəʊ.lɒɡ/  us   /ˈproʊ.lɑːɡ/
[C] a part that comes at the beginning of a play, story, or long poem, often giving information about events that happened before the time when the play, story, or poem begins
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[S] literary a series of events that happen before the main event and are related to it: informal A series of internal struggles was the prologue to full-scale civil war.
Translations of “prologue”
in Vietnamese phần mở đầu…
in Spanish prólogo…
in Thai บทนำ…
in Malaysian prolog…
in French prologue…
in German der Prolog…
in Chinese (Traditional) (戲劇的)開場白,開場詩,引子, (重大事件的)開端,序幕…
in Indonesian pengantar…
in Russian пролог…
in Turkish önsöz, giriş…
in Chinese (Simplified) (戏剧的)开场白,开场诗,引子, (重大事件的)开端,序幕…
in Polish prolog…
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