Definition Of preambles


a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.

what she said was by way of a preamble

Example Of preambles

  • After a pleasant preamble by a stream, a strenuous uphill section over rough lava flows brings you to the South Crater.

  • And yet we have no knowledge of how war this time around might look; only that the soft preamble is somehow more menacing than sabre-rattling.

  • Firstly, the verbal preambles to nearly all of his songs seemed very long and involved - a shortcoming of many singer/song-writers.

  • he could tell that what she said was by way of a preamble

  • He responds with a careful preamble about the refined admissions process Oxford has put in place.

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