how to pronounce prelude


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“… as a as a prelude to …”

meanings of prelude


  1. A standard module or library of subroutines and functions to be imported, generally by default, into a program.
  2. A forerunner to anything.
  3. An introductory or preliminary performance or event.
  4. A short, free-form piece of music, originally one serving as an introduction to a longer and more complex piece; later, starting with the Romantic period, generally a stand-alone piece.


  1. To introduce something, as a prelude.
  2. To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance.

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