• (British) IPA: /ˈpɹəʊlɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɹoʊlɔɡ/, /ˈpɹoʊlɑɡ/

prologue (plural prologues)

  1. A speech or section used as an introduction, especially to a play or novel.
    Synonyms: forespeech, Thesaurus:foreword
    Antonyms: epilogue, Thesaurus:afterword
  2. One who delivers a prologue.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida:
      And hither am I come, / A Prologue armed, but not in confidence / Of author's pen or actor's voice,
  3. (computing) A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to execute a routine.
  4. (cycling) An individual time trial before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage.
Translations Verb

prologue (prologues, present participle prologuing; past and past participle prologued)

  1. To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.

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