pre·​lu·​sive pri-ˈlü-siv How to pronounce prelusive (audio)
: constituting or having the form of a prelude : introductory
prelusively adverb

Examples of prelusive in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prelusive was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Prelusive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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