- 1A separate introductory section of a literary or musical work: this idea is outlined in the prologueMore example sentences
- In this prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this imaginary journey and who will tell the tales.
- This novel consists of three primary sections that are framed by a prologue and an epilogue.
- Although many of the words and phrases of the Prologue are found in numerous secular Greek literary prologues, two have a ‘Christian’ nuance.
- 1.1An event or action that leads to another event or situation: civil unrest in a few isolated villages became the prologue to widespread rebellionMore example sentences
- The progression had been gradual, a series of tiny, inconsequential steps, a typical prologue to a cataclismic event.
- Even if it is the History Channel and not the Myth Channel, I expected at least a nod to this prologue to the historical events.
- However, it was the prologue to the England game which was most instructive about the rottenness of the state.
- 1.2(In professional cycling) a short preliminary time trial held before a race to establish a leader.More example sentences
- It shouldn't come as a surprise that he can climb, as a former mountainbiker, but this guy also had an excellent prologue and an average time-trial at Romandie.
- The prologue is a time trial in the far south of Italy.
- My personal goal was to try and test myself as well as some new equipment in the prologue and in the time trial on Mt. Ventoux.
Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek prologos, from pro- 'before' + logos 'saying'.