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English definition of “prelude”

prelude

noun     /ˈpreljuːd/
a prelude to sth something that happens before another event or activity , usually as an introduction to it: There are hopes that the talks are a prelude to an agreement .Preceding and introducing
[C] a short piece of music that introduces the main piece Musical pieces
(Definition of prelude noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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