1. preface

noun. ['ˈprɛfəs'] a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book.


  • introduction
  • textual matter
  • text
  • prolusion


  • unskillfulness
  • nonexistence
  • activity
  • action

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Rhymes with Preface

  • jeffus
  • cephus

How do you pronounce preface?

Pronounce preface as ˈprɛfəs.

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Sentences with preface

1. Verb, base form
Try to preface the bad news with good news (“You did a good job on ABC.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Consider that some if not many publications may not number the book's preface.

Quotes about preface

1. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."[Preface to Brissot's Address to His Constituents (1794)]
- Edmund Burke, On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

2. re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.[From the preface to Leaves Grass]
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

3. Amida's unimpeded light is the sun of wisdom that destroys the mind of darkness.(Preface in Teaching, Practice, Faith, Enlightenment)
- Kentetsu Takamori, You Were Born for a Reason: The Real Purpose of Life

2. preface

verb. ['ˈprɛfəs'] furnish with a preface or introduction.


  • state
  • introduce
  • prologize
  • tell
  • premise
  • prologuize
  • prologise
  • precede
  • say


  • unemployment
  • maturity
  • separation
  • motion