prelude


prelude
noun
1 short piece of music
ADJECTIVE
instrumental, orchestral

the orchestral prelude to the cantata

organ, piano
brief
opening

the opening orchestral prelude

B major, D minor, etc.
VERB + PRELUDE
open with

‘The Magnificat’ opens with a long organ prelude.

PREPOSITION
prelude for

seven preludes for piano

prelude to

The theme recalls the prelude to Wagner's ‘Lohengrin’.

2 sth that happens before a more important event
ADJECTIVE
essential, inevitable, necessary

a necessary prelude to privatization

VERB + PRELUDE
serve as

This analysis will serve as a prelude to a more extended examination.

consider sth, see sth as
PREPOSITION
as a prelude

events held as a prelude to the Christmas festivities

prelude for

the prelude for the battles ahead

prelude to

He considered the strikes a prelude to the great socialist revolution.

PHRASES
a prelude to war

the fear that any peace was merely a prelude to war

be but a prelude to sth, be just a prelude to sth, be merely a prelude to sth, be only a prelude to sth

Every life is but a prelude to a death.

This is just a prelude to a larger attack.


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  • PRÉLUDE — D’une façon générale, en musique, le terme «prélude» désigne un mouvement autonome (par opposition à l’introduction, théoriquement rattachée à ce qui suit) servant à introduire le corps principal de l’œuvre, voire une autre œuvre ou un groupe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Prelude — Pre*lude , v. t. 1. To introduce with a previous performance; to play or perform a prelude to; as, to prelude a concert with a lively air. [1913 Webster] 2. To serve as prelude to; to precede as introductory. [1913 Webster] [Music] preluding some …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prelude — Pre lude, n. [F. pr[ e]lude (cf. It. preludio, LL. praeludium), fr. L. prae before + ludus play. See {Prelude}, v. t.] An introductory performance, preceding and preparing for the principal matter; a preliminary part, movement, strain, etc.;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prelude — [prel′yo͞od΄; prā′lo͞od΄, prē′lo͞od΄] n. [Fr prélude < ML praeludium < L praeludere, to play beforehand < prae , PRE + ludere, to play < ludus: see LUDICROUS] 1. anything serving as the introduction to a principal event, action,… …   English World dictionary

  • Prelude — Pre*lude , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preluding}.] [L. praeludere, praelusum; prae before + ludere to play: cf. F. pr[ e]luder. See {Ludicrous}.] To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance; to serve… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prelude — 1560s, from M.Fr. prélude notes sung or played to test the voice or instrument (1530s), from M.L. preludium prelude, preliminary, from L. praeludere to play beforehand for practice, preface, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + ludere to play… …   Etymology dictionary

  • prelude — PRELUDE. s. m. Ce qui se chante, ce qui se jouë pour essayer la voix ou l instrument avant que de chanter un ait, un motet, ou de joüer une piece reguliere. Un beau prélude. ce Joüeur de luth excelle dans les préludes. Il signifie fig. Ce qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • prelude — PRELÚDE vb. III v. preluda. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PRELÚDE vb. III. v. preluda. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român


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