prolusion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin prolusio, from proludere (to prelude).

Noun[edit]

prolusion (plural prolusions)

  1. A trial before the principal performance; a prelude.
    • Thackeray
      Domestic prolusions.
  2. An introductory essay.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Her presence was in some measure a restraint on the worthy divine, whose prolusion lasted the longer []

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