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Noun
The introductory part of a poem or other literary work
“But the prelude tantalises in what it reveals, and represses.”
Noun
An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important
“The Woodland Trust, as a prelude to National Tree Week, is holding family planting events from November 18-23 in its Tree For All initiative.”
Noun
An introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue
“The prelude of the first suite was played dizzyingly fast but without any perceptible regular pulse, as was that of the fifth suite.”
Noun
A person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen
Noun
A beginning, or first stage
Noun
A taste beforehand
Verb
To designate a date earlier than the actual one
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