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preambling

preambling is a present participle form of preamble

preamble (precede)

Definition:

to make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Past tense:

preambled

Present participle:

preambling

3rd-person singular present:

preambles

Type of:

precede » state » express

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French preambule (13th century), from Medieval Latin preambulum, neuter...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Preamble

an introductory and expressionary statement in a document that explains the document's purpose and underlying philosophy. When applied to the opening paragraphs of a statute, it may recite historical facts pertinent to the subject of the statute. It's ... (38 of 463 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Preamble

Collins Dictionary:

preamble

a preliminary or introductory statement, especially attached to a statute or constitution setting forth its purpose | a preliminary or introductory ... (20 of 409 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/preamble

Merriam-Webster:

preamble | curtain-raiser [synonym, sense-specific] | overture [synonym, sense-specific] | prelude [synonym, sense-specific] | preliminary [synonym, sense-specific] | prologue [synonym, sense-specific] | warm-up [synonym, sense-specific] | epilogue [antonym, sense-specific] | countdown [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an introductory statement ; especially, the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law | ... (24 of 168 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/preamble

Random House Dictionary:

preamble | Preamble [sense-specific]

an introductory statement; preface; introduction. | the introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what ... (22 of 91 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/preamble

Oxford Dictionary:

preamble | preambular [derived]

a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction | [law] : the introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and ... (22 of 88 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/preamble

American Heritage Dictionary:

preamble | preambulary [adjective, related]

A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose. | An introductory occurrence or fact; a ... (22 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/preamble

Macmillan British Dictionary:

preamble [countable, formal]

an introduction to a document, speech, or report explaining its purpose | something that happens or comes before something else (19 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/preamble

New World Dictionary:

preamble

an introduction, especially one to a constitution, statute, etc., stating the reasons for it and its purpose | an introductory fact, event, etc.; ... (22 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/preamble

Cambridge Dictionary:

preamble

[specialized] an introduction to a speech or piece of writing | talk or activity not connected with the most important matter (20 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/preamble

Wiktionary:

preamble | preambles [plural] | præamble [archaic, sense-specific]

A short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute. | [computing] A syncword. (19 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/preamble

Encarta Dictionary:

preamble | preambles [plural]

a section at the beginning of a speech, report, or formal document that introduces what follows | something that precedes, introduces, or leads up to ... (24 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737445​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

preamble

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French preambule (13th century), from Medieval Latin preambulum, neuter adjective used as a noun, properly "preliminary", from Late ... (22 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=preamble

New World Dictionary:

preamble

Origin: Middle English from Middle French preambule from Medieval Latin praeambulum, neuter of Late Latin praeambulus, going before from ... (18 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/preamble

Merriam-Webster:

preamble

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French preambule, from Medieval Latin preambulum, from Late Latin, neuter of praeambulus walking in ... (20 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/preamble

American Heritage Dictionary:

preamble

Origin: Middle English, from Old French preambule, from Medieval Latin praeambulum, from neuter of praeambulus, walking in front: ... (17 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/preamble

Collins Dictionary:

preamble

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French préambule, from Late Latin praeambulum walking before, from Latin prae- before + ambulāre to walk

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/preamble

Oxford Dictionary:

preamble

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French preambule, from medieval Latin praeambulum, from late Latin praeambulus "going before"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/preamble

Wiktionary:

preamble

Origin: Old French preambule (French: préambule), from Medieval Latin praeambulum, from praeambulo ("to walk before")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/preamble

Encarta Dictionary:

preamble | preambles [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French préambule from late Latin praeambulus "going in front" from Latin ambulare "to walk"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737445​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

preamble

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "preamble"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/preamble

Macmillan British Dictionary:

preamble [countable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "preamble"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/preamble

Macmillan American Dictionary:

preamble [countable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "preamble"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/preamble

Cambridge Dictionary:

preamble

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "preamble"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "preamble"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/preamble

the Free Dictionary:

preamble

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "preamble"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "preamble"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "preamble" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/preamble

Google Dictionary:

preamble | preambles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "preamble"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

preamble

Audio: North American pronunciation of "preamble"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=preamb​01 word=preamble

YourDictionary Audio:

preamble

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "preamble" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/preamble

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