noun, plural ex·or·di·ums, ex·or·di·a [ig-zawr-dee-uh, ik-sawr-] /ɪgˈzɔr di ə, ɪkˈsɔr-/.
Examples from the Web for exordium
This passage is a palpable imitation of the exordium of the neis, and particularly the last line.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
After this exordium I think I may proceed to narrate the journey of myself and family into Wales.Wild Wales|George Borrow
Similarly, in the case of speeches, the exordium is prior in order to the narrative.The Categories|Aristotle
This toast is always so welcome and so highly appreciated that it needs no exordium from the chair.
The fine depth of tone in the exordium of Struensée and the fugue development in the main theme are also not to be despised.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans