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noun [countable]     prologue pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    literature a piece of writing at the start of a book that introduces the story
    1. a.
      theatre, cinema the beginning of a play, movie, or television program that introduces the story
  2. 2
    an event that leads to another event
    prologue to:

    rumblings of discontent that were a prologue to war



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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