Prologue

Speech given to the audience by an actor before the start of the play.

Prologue

A prologue or prolog (Greek πρόλογος prologos, from the word pro (before) and lógos, word) is an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one, and other miscellaneous information. The Greek prologos included the modern meaning of prologue, but was of wid...
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Prologue

(1) In original Greek tragedy, the prologue was either the action or a set of introductory speeches
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prologue

[n] - an introduction to a play
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prologue

[French] beginning of stage race, usually a time trial, may not count in general classification.
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Prologue

• (n.) 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 • (n.) One who delivers a prologue. • (v. t.) To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.
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prologue

noun an introduction to a play
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Prologue

[Electric Light Orchestra song] ...
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Prologue

[magazine] Prologue magazine brings readers stories based on the rich holdings and programs of NARA, the regional archives, and the presidential libraries from across the United States. Published quarterly by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Prologue has been in publication over 40 years. ...
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Prologue

[Prose Edda] The Prologue is the first section of four books of the Prose Edda, and consists of a euhemerized account of the origins of Norse mythology: the Norse gods are described descended from the Trojans. The genealogy presented by Snorri begins with Priam. Priam`s daughter Tróán married king Múnón or Mennón. Their son was Trór, ...
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Prologue

Pro'logue noun [ French, from Latin prologus , from Greek ..., from ... 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 s...
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Prologue

Pro'logue transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Prologued ; present participle & verbal noun Prologuing .] To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue. [ R.] Shak.
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Prologue

A short race or time trial that is held on the beginning day of a stage race, such as in the Tour de France.
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Prologue

A short race or time trial that is held on the beginning day of a stage race, such as in the Tour de France.
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Prologue

A short time trial held at as the first stage of a stage race.
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Prologue

Prologue is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Prologue

The introductory section of a poem or literary work. In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer employed a general prologue but also individual prologues e.g. The Franklin's Prologue and The Reeve's Prologue. See also epilogue.
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Prologue

the opening in ancient tragedy and comedy, usually in the form of a soliloquy or a dialogue; a way to convey the dramatic setting and situation of the play and introduce the background of the main characters .
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