V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) something that precedes or introduces something else; (v.) to precede or introduce something
Synonyms: (n.) introduction, preface, overture, opening, preamble, beginning, (v.) introduce, precede, begin, open
Antonyms: (n.) finale, finish, conclusion, epilogue, postscript, (v.) end, close, finish
Tips: The word prelude is, most notably, a musical term which refers to a short musical composition, which usually precedes an opera or concerto. Prelude originates from the Latin word meaning "to play before." Prelude can be used as both a noun and a verb, to refer to the beginning of something to follow.
The prelude of the concerto was beautiful and moving, providing the perfect introduction to the rest of the music. (introduction, overture) noun
Before I begin, I would like to prelude my speech with a short story. (introduce, open) verb
We hoped that the turbulent flight wasn't a prelude to a bad vacation. (beginning, preface) noun
The wedding rehearsal dinner was a wonderful prelude to a weekend of festivities. (beginning, opening) noun
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