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prelude

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1 a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event
  • Appetizers were offered as a prelude to dinner.
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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.
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epilogue (also epilog)



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