prelusive

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adjective pre·lu·sive \ -ˈlü-siv , -ziv \

Definition of prelusive

:constituting or having the form of a prelude :introductory

prelusively

adverb

Examples of prelusive in a Sentence

  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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