Synonyms for preludeˈprɛl yud, ˈpreɪl-, ˈpreɪ lud, ˈpri-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preliminary, overture, prelude(noun)

    something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

    approach, feeler, overture, preliminary, advance, prelim, prelude

  2. prelude(verb)

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

    overture, preliminary

  3. prelude(verb)

    serve as a prelude or opening to

  4. prelude(verb)

    play as a prelude

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prelude

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

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