Spanish translation of 'preface'
⇒ he prefaced this by saying that ...
a modo de prólogo a esto dijo que ...,
introdujo este tema diciendo que ...
⇒ the book is prefaced by an essay
el libro tiene un ensayo a modo de prólogo
⇒ he has the irritating habit of prefacing his sentences with ...
tiene la molesta costumbre de comenzar las frases con ...
Example Sentences Including 'preface'
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He came to the warm-up ring just as John was mounting up; his shout, intended to preface a demand for payment at lunchtime, went unheeded.BARN BLIND (2002)
Some white students stood up and offered some defence, but always with the preface that colonialism was admittedly bad.SEIZE THE RECKLESS WIND (2002)
It was Frances who told Peter the preface to the famous words.INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 (2002)
He doesn't talk about the real world or things being realistic and he doesn't ever preface sentences with the words: in fact.GOING OUT (2002)
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'preface' in Other Languages
British English: preface NOUN
A preface is an introduction at the beginning of a book, which explains what the book is about or why it was written.
...the preface to the novel.
British English: preface VERB
If you preface an action or speech with something else, you do or say this other thing first.
I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines of poetry.
Translation of preface from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary