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A prelude or introduction.

[Latin praelūsiō, praelūsiōn-, from praelūsus, past participle of praelūdere, to play beforehand; see prelude.]

pre·lu′sive (-sĭv) adj.
pre·lu′sive·ly adv.


(prɪˈlu ʒən)

an introduction or prelude.
[1590–1600; < Latin praelūsiō=praelūd(ere) (see prelude) + -tiō -tion]
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