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"prologue" in British English

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prologuenoun

uk   /ˈprəʊ.lɒɡ/  us   /ˈproʊ.lɑːɡ/
[C] a ​part that comes at the ​beginning of a ​play, ​story, or ​longpoem, often giving ​information about ​events that ​happened before the ​time when the ​play, ​story, or ​poembegins
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[S] literary a ​series of ​events that ​happen before the ​mainevent and are ​related to it: informal A ​series of ​internalstruggles was the prologue tofull-scalecivilwar.
(Definition of prologue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prologuenoun [C]

 us   /ˈproʊ·lɔɡ, -lɑɡ/
literature a ​part at the ​beginning of esp. a ​play, ​story, or ​longpoem that ​introduces it: The ​essayprovides a prologue to the ​book.
(Definition of prologue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prologue”
in Spanish prólogo…
in Vietnamese phần mở đầu…
in Malaysian prolog…
in Thai บทนำ…
in French prologue…
in German der Prolog…
in Chinese (Simplified) (戏剧的)开场白,开场诗,引子, (重大事件的)开端,序幕…
in Turkish önsöz, giriş…
in Russian пролог…
in Indonesian pengantar…
in Chinese (Traditional) (戲劇的)開場白,開場詩,引子, (重大事件的)開端,序幕…
in Polish prolog…
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