Definition of prelusive in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈluːsɪv/


Serving as a prelude or introduction; preliminary.
Example sentences
  • 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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