Definition of prelusive in English:


Line breaks: pre|lu¦sive
Pronunciation: /prəˈluːsɪv
, -ˈljuː-


Serving as a prelude or introduction; preliminary.
More example sentences
  • It was the brilliant flow of ideas exhibited by a mind in the inflamed state of activity which is often prelusive of actual delirium.
  • Hence it follows that Shaftesbury's work is entirely prelusive to Schiller's.
  • The prelusive drumroll lasted for more than 11 months.


early 17th century: from Latin praelus- 'played beforehand' (from the verb praeludere) + -ive.

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