Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: prologué
prologue (plural prologues)
- A speech or section used as an introduction, especially to a play or novel.
- 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Lisson Grove Mystery:
- “H'm !” he said, “so, so—it is a tragedy in a prologue and three acts. I am going down this afternoon to see the curtain fall for the third time on what [...] will prove a good burlesque ; but it all began dramatically enough. It was last Saturday […] that two boys, playing in the little spinney just outside Wembley Park Station, came across three large parcels done up in American cloth. […]”
- One who delivers a prologue.
- (computing) A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to execute a routine.
- (cycling) An individual time trial before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader's jersey on the first stage.
speech or section used as an introduction, especially to a play or novel
- To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- harbingers preceding still the Fates,
And prologued to the omened coming on
prologue m (plural prologues)
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of prologar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of prologar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of prologar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of prologar.