prelude
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin praeludium, from Latin praeludere to play beforehand, from prae- + ludere to play — more at ludicrous Date: 1561 1. an introductory performance, action, or event preceding and preparing for the principal or a more important matter 2. a. a musical section or movement introducing the theme or chief subject (as of a fugue or suite) or serving as an introduction to an opera or oratorio b. an opening voluntary c. a separate concert piece usually for piano or orchestra and based entirely on a short motif II. verb (preluded; preluding) Date: 1655 transitive verb 1. to serve as a prelude to 2. to play as a prelude intransitive verb to give or serve as a prelude; especially to play a musical introduction • preluder noun

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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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