HyperDic: prelude

English > 4 senses of the word prelude:
NOUNeventprelude, preliminary, overturesomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
communicationpreludemusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
VERBstativepreludeserve as a prelude or opening to
creationpreludeplay as a prelude
prelude > pronunciation
Soundsprey'luw.d
Rhymesaccrued ... vicissitude: 66 rhymes with uwd...
English > prelude: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningSomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows.
Synonymspreliminary, overture
Broaderorigin, origination, inceptionAn event that is a beginning
Spanishpreliminar, preludio
Catalanpreliminar, preludi
Verbspreludeserve as a prelude or opening to
English > prelude: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningmusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera.
Narrowerchorale preludeA composition for organ / organ using a chorale as a basis for variations
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Spanishpreludio
Catalanpreludi
Verbspreludeplay as a prelude
English > prelude: 4 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningServe as a prelude or opening to.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broaderserve, functionServe a purpose, role, or function
Spanishpreludiar
Nounspreludesomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
English > prelude: 4 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPlay as a prelude.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey will prelude the duet
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Broaderplay, spielreplay (as a melody)
Nounspreludemusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

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