prelusion

noun
pre·​lu·​sion | \ pri-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce prelusion (audio) \

Definition of prelusion

First Known Use of prelusion

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prelusion

Latin praelusion-, praelusio, from praeludere

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“Prelusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelusion. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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