Prelusive Pre*lu"sive, a. [See {Prelude}.] Of the nature of a prelude; introductory; indicating that something of a like kind is to follow. ``Prelusive drops.'' --Thomson. --{Pre*lu"sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • prelusive — adjective /pɹɪˈluːsɪv/ Acting as a prelude; preliminary. On the grim Pequods forecastle, ye shall ere long see him, beating his tambourine; prelusive of the eternal time, when sent for, to the great quarter deck on high, he was bid strike in with …   Wiktionary

  • prelusive — adjective Date: 1605 constituting or having the form of a prelude ; introductory • prelusively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prelusive — prelusively, prelusorily, adv. /pri looh siv/, adj. introductory. Also, prelusory /pri looh seuh ree/. [1595 1605; < L praelus(us) (see PRELUSION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • prelusive — prɪ luːsɪv / ljuːsɪv adj. preliminary, introductory; opening, initial; used as an introduction, used as a prelude …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prelusive — a.; (also prelusory) Introductory, prefatory. See preliminary …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • prelusive — pre·lu·sive …   English syllables

  • prelusive — pre•lu•sive [[t]prɪˈlu sɪv[/t]] also pre•lu•so•ry [[t] sə ri[/t]] adj. introductory • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L praelūs(us), ptp. ofpraelūdere(see prelude) + ive pre•lu′sive•ly, pre•lu′so•ri•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • prelusive — /prəˈlusɪv/ (say pruh loohsiv) adjective introductory. Also, prelusory /prəˈlusəri/ (say pruh loohsuhree). {Latin praelūs , stem of past participle of praelūdere + ive} –prelusively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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