prelusive


pre·lu·sive

adjective \-ˈlü-siv, -ziv\

Definition of PRELUSIVE

:  constituting or having the form of a prelude :  introductory
pre·lu·sive·ly adverb

Examples of PRELUSIVE

  1. <after a prelusive dimming of the house lights intended to induce quiet, the stage curtain rose>

First Known Use of PRELUSIVE

1605

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