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Syllabification: pro·lu·sion
Pronunciation: /prōˈl(y)o͞oZHən

Definition of prolusion in English:


archaic or formal


early 17th century: from Latin prolusio(n-), from prolus- 'practiced beforehand', from the verb proludere, from pro 'before' + ludere 'to play'.

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