prelusively
adverb see prelusive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prelusively — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prelusively — See prelusive. * * * …   Universalium

  • prelusively — pre·lu·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • prelusively — adverb see prelusive * * * preluˈsively and preluˈsorily adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑prelude …   Useful english 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 — adjective Date: 1605 constituting or having the form of a prelude ; introductory • prelusively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • prelusion — [prē lo͞o′zhən] n. [L praelusio < praelusus, pp. of praeludere: see PRELUDE] rare var. of PRELUDE (sense 1) prelusive [prēlo͞o′siv] adj. prelusory [prēlo͞o′sə rē] prelusively adv …   English World dictionary

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