Language and literature

preamble
(n)
PREE-ǝm-bǝl
Meaning

introductory statement; a brief talk before the main event

1st Sample Sentence

In the preamble to his acceptance speech he thanked his friends and family for having always encouraged him.

Root

prae (before)#ambulare (to walk) (Latin)

Mnemonics

PRE (before) + AM (i) + BOL (tell): in a meeting political leaders will say: what I want to say before I start my lecture is bla bla bla. All this will take 1 hour. :). This is what preamble is.

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