Serving as a prelude or introduction; preliminary.
- I have raised myself many enemies among the atheists by my prelusive skirmishes.
- Hepzibah involuntarily though of the ghostly harmonies, prelusive of death in the family, which were attributed to the legendary Alice.
- 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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