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prelude

Saltos de línea: prel|ude
Pronunciación: /ˈprɛljuːd
 
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Definición de prelude en inglés:

sustantivo

1An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important: a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A contest and talent hunt will be held as a prelude to the event.
  • As a prelude to the main event, the team will walk the 25 km from Changi Prison to Tanjung Pagar Railway Station in Singapore.
  • I think of Thanksgiving as a prelude to the big event of December and all the wonderful foods I will undoubtedly be consuming.
Sinónimos
preliminary, overture, opening, preparation, introduction, start, beginning, curtain-raiser, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, herald
informal opener
formal commencement
rare prolusion
2An introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue.
Example sentences
  • His surviving output consists solely of instrumental music, including organ preludes and fugues, concertos for two harpsichords, and trio sonatas, much of it strongly influenced by Bach.
  • From the opening orchestral prelude, the depth and intensity of Bloch's vision of the Old Testament roll over the listener.
  • After the Brahms and the Haydn he learned three preludes and fugues of Bach, two Beethoven sonatas, a nocturne by Chopin, and pieces by Schumann and Ravel.
Sinónimos
overture, introductory movement, introduction, opening, voluntary
rare verset
2.1A short piece of music of a style similar to a prelude, especially for the piano.
Example sentences
  • He's also found time to be the pianist on this unusual release, which includes seventeen of his short works for saxophone and twelve equally short preludes for piano.
  • British composer Colin Matthews is orchestrating all 24 of Debussy's piano preludes, a project which many will find either foolhardy or sacrilegious.
  • Accompanied by Debussy piano preludes interpreted by Steve Gosling, the dancers took wing, as though they were laughing through the air.
2.2The introductory part of a poem or other literary work.
Example sentences
  • But the prelude tantalises in what it reveals, and represses.
  • The unnamed mistress, of whom the first eight lines are prelude, is finally addressed, but not until line nine- ‘As I meet thee.’
Sinónimos

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
Serve as a prelude or introduction to: the bombardment preluded an all-out final attack
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was preluded by part of a different ballet called Ellipse, and I really liked those dances too.
  • Each visit to her mother was preluded by a mental perfection check list - Kelly dressed in one of her grandmother's latest frou-frou proper girl dresses, which usually included lace or frills or both.
  • When performed live this song was often preluded by descriptions of the harrowing experience many faced simply trying to find a tolerant and peaceful home, away from their places of birth.

Origen

mid 16th century: from French prélude, from medieval Latin praeludium, from Latin praeludere 'play beforehand', from prae 'before' + ludere 'to play'.

Derivados

preludial

1
Pronunciación: /prɪˈljuːdɪəl/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • This forty-minute work's four-movement structure opens with a preludial, expository movement which presents the basic material.
  • A young Vixen, in this preludial scene played by a child, frisks in, startling a frog, who leaping to safety, lands on the forester's nose.
  • If we could hear music only after an exhausting sequence of preludial actions I am sure it would suffer neglect.

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