Associations to the word «Prelude»

Wiktionary

PRELUDE, noun. An introductory or preliminary performance or event; a preface.
PRELUDE, noun. (music) A short piece of music that acts as an introduction to a longer piece.
PRELUDE, verb. To introduce something, as a prelude.
PRELUDE, verb. To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance.

Dictionary definition

PRELUDE, noun. Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner".
PRELUDE, noun. Music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera.
PRELUDE, verb. Serve as a prelude or opening to.
PRELUDE, verb. Play as a prelude.

Wise words

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