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Synonyms for prelude
ˈprɛl yud, ˈpreɪl-, ˈpreɪ lud, ˈpri-pre·lude

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. prelude

    Synonyms:
    introduction, preparation, preface, proem, prelusion, overture

    Antonyms:
    sequel, conclusion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preliminary, overture, preludenoun

    something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

    "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"

    Synonyms:
    approach, feeler, overture, preliminary, advance, prelim

  2. preludeverb

    music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

    Synonyms:
    overture, preliminary

  3. preludeverb

    serve as a prelude or opening to

  4. preludeverb

    play as a prelude

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prelude

    Synonyms:
    n. introduction (to a piece of music), preliminary, preface, preamble, proem, PROLOGUE, exordium

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "prelude":

    lead-up, preamble, precursor, introduction, run-up

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How to use prelude in a sentence?

  1. Justin Onuekwusi:

    Trade talks have finished without an agreement, of course, it doesn't help that almost as a prelude to the conversation you get tweets that are quite antagonistic.

  2. President Biden:

    Every indication suggests these actions will almost certainly be used as a prelude to even further aggression and an even larger invasion. If that occurs, many Ukrainians could die, the humanitarian consequences could be catastrophic. And the threat will not stop with Ukraine. All the free nations of the world will be affected if Putin’s aggression is allowed to stand unchallenged.

  3. The Tribune, Berlin, 1871:

    The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    That's an area where there's just not enough national consensus at this stage to even consider it. And part of it is is people's concern that that becomes a prelude to taking people's guns away, part of the challenge of this is that the gun debate gets wrapped up in broader debates about whether the federal government is oppressive and there are conspiracy theories floating around the Internet these days all the time.

  5. Pesach Seder:

    The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.


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