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

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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