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Synonyms of prelude

Noun


1. preliminary, overture, prelude, origin, origination, inception

usage: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"

2. prelude, music

usage: music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

Verb


1. prelude, serve, function

usage: serve as a prelude or opening to

2. prelude, play, spiel

usage: play as a prelude

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