Prefatory [PREHF-ə-tohr-ee]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century

1. Serving as an introduction; introductory.

Examples of prefatory in a sentence

“Before screening “Citizen Kane,” the cinema club president made a few prefatory remarks about the film’s place in history.”

“The new edition of Emily Dickinson’s poems comes with nearly 100 pages of prefatory essays on the poet’s life and her influence on the history of literature.”