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1. prelude

noun. ['ˈpreɪˌluːd'] something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows.

Synonyms

  • origin
  • inception
  • overture
  • origination

Antonyms

  • polyphonic music
  • monophony
  • polyphony
  • monophonic music

Etymology

  • prelude (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • preludium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Prelude

  • dulude
  • interlude

How do you pronounce prelude?

Pronounce prelude as ˈpreɪˌlud.

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Sentences with prelude


1. Noun, singular or mass
Evaluate the findings from the group research as a prelude to presenting the winning name to upper management.

Quotes about prelude


1. The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

2. The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

3. Of all the seasons, winter is the most conducive to the great art of dormancy. This art requires an appreciation of semi-consciousness: the beautiful and necessary prelude to sleep - a special pleasure in itself that is all too often neglected, under-valued or looked down upon.
- Michael Leunig

2. prelude

noun. ['ˈpreɪˌluːd'] music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera.

Synonyms

  • chorale prelude

Antonyms

  • ending
  • sink

Etymology

  • prelude (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • preludium (Latin)

3. prelude

verb. ['ˈpreɪˌluːd'] serve as a prelude or opening to.

Synonyms

  • serve

Antonyms

  • immovability
  • immovableness

Etymology

  • prelude (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • preludium (Latin)

4. prelude

verb. ['ˈpreɪˌluːd'] play as a prelude.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • prelude (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • preludium (Latin)
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