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prelude

noun  /ˈprel·jud, ˈpreɪ·lud/ us  

prelude noun (INTRODUCTION)

[C usually sing] something that comes before a more important event or action and introduces or prepares for it: The dinner was only a prelude to a much larger meeting.

prelude noun (MUSIC)

[C] a piece of music that introduces a longer piece of music, or a short piece of music written esp. for the piano
Translations of “prelude”
in Spanish preludio…
in French prélude…
in German das Vorspiel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 序言, 序幕,先聲,前奏…
in Russian прелюдия…
in Turkish giriş parçası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 序言, 序幕,先声,前奏…
in Polish preludium…
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