Prelude - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
- play as a prelude
...an eruption of sectarian violence that proved to be the prelude to all-out civil war...
...the musical had a brief prelude to get the audience in the proper mood...
She played a Bach prelude.
Living together as a prelude to marriage is now considered acceptable in many countries.