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prelude

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prelude

  1. 1 a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event an eruption of sectarian violence that proved to be the prelude to all-out civil war Synonyms of prelude curtain-raiser, overture, preamble, preliminary, prologue (also prolog), warm-up Words Related to prelude countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start

  2. 2 a short section (as of a book) that leads to or explains the main part the musical had a brief prelude to get the audience in the proper mood Synonyms of prelude exordium, foreword, intro, preamble, preface, introduction, proem, prologue (also prolog), prolusionWords Related to prelude beginning, commencement, initiation, opening, origin, origination, outset, startNear Antonyms of prelude envoi (or envoy), postscript; aftermath; cessation, close, closing, conclusion, end, finale, finish, stop, terminationAntonyms of prelude epilogue (also epilog)



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