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

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prelude

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

    Antonyms:
    sequel, conclusion

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. prelude

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.

  2. Bob Bolus:

    What they're seeing today is just a prelude of what's going to come if they don't sit down and listen to us and get rid of these restrictions, because then we'll shut the country down. We control this country. Not the government.

  3. Jonathan Schanzer:

    The question now is whether Kim Jong Un is ready to deliver, or if this is a prelude to yet another deliberate effort to spurn the West.

  4. John McCain:

    The truth of that narrative is evidently of secondary importance, as the article exposed how the White House manipulated and, in some cases, manufactured facts to sell the reckless Iran nuclear deal to the American people as a prelude to large-scale disengagement from the Middle East, president Obama has taken great pains to set himself apart from his predecessor. He has succeeded in at least one respect by failing to find the courage to challenge his own assumptions, admit mistakes, and chart a better course.

  5. Kim Jong:

    We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace, i believe this is a good prelude for peace.


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