prolusion

noun
pro·​lu·​sion | \prō-ˈlü-zhən \

Definition of prolusion 

1 : a preliminary trial or exercise : prelude

2 : an introductory and often tentative discourse

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Other Words from prolusion

prolusory \ prō-​ˈlü-​sə-​rē , -​zə-​ ; -​ˈlüz-​rē, -​ˈlüz-​ \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for prolusion

Synonyms

exordium, foreword, intro, introduction, preamble, preface, prelude, proem, prologue (also prolog)

Antonyms

epilogue (also epilog)

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Examples of prolusion in a Sentence

in her prolusion she sketches the religious, cultural and political milieu in which gnosticism developed

First Known Use of prolusion

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for prolusion

Latin prolusion-, prolusio, from proludere to play beforehand, from pro- before + ludere to play — more at ludicrous

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