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prelude 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈprelˌ(y)o͞od/,/ˈprāˌl(y)o͞od/,
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preludes, plural;
  1. Serve as a prelude or introduction to
    • - the bombardment preluded an all-out final attack
Noun
  1. An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important
    • - education cannot simply be a prelude to a career
  2. An 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

  3. A short piece of music of a similar style, esp. for the piano

  4. The introductory part of a poem or other literary work


  1. serve as a prelude or opening to
  2. preliminary: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
  3. music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
  4. Prelude is a 1987 Moody Blues compilation album consisting of non-album singles and rarities.
  5. The third season of the American drama/adventure television series Alias premiered September 28, 2003 on ABC and concluded May 23, 2004 and was released on DVD in region 1 on September 7, 2004. Guest stars in season three include Vivica A. ...
  6. Prelude are an English based folk trio, who in their most famous line-up consisted of Brian Hume (vocals, guitar), his wife Irene Hume (vocals) and Ian Vardy (guitars, vocals). They formed in their native Gateshead in 1970.
  7. Prelude is a 1972 album of Brazilian keyboardist Eumir Deodato. It features guitarist John Tropea on three tracks, bassists Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke, and Billy Cobham on drums. ...
  8. A prelude (Germ. Präludium or Vorspiel; Lat. praeludium; Fr. Prélude; It. Preludio) is a short piece of music, the form of which may vary from piece to piece. ...
  9. All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes is the third official solo album by English rock musician and songwriter Pete Townshend. It was produced by Chris Thomas and recorded by Bill Price at Eel Pie, A.I.R. and Wessex studios in London. ...
  10. An introductory or preliminary performance or event; a preface; A short piece of music that acts as an introduction to a longer piece; To introduce something, as a prelude
  11. A prelude is a piece which often serves as a musical introduction or prelude to a larger musical work (it sometimes is a short, independent instrumental piece in one movement).
  12. A short instrumental piece preceding other movements in a larger work.
  13. Range of 650 watt lanterns by Strand Lighting.
  14. Origins · Sarajevo assassination · July Crisis
  15. "Play before." An introductory movement or piece.
  16. Causes · in Asia · in Europe
  17. The instrumental introduction to an individual act within an opera.
  18. A short instrumental work for orchestra that leads directly, with no pause, into the opening act of an opera or other theater work. ...
  19. a short introduction that leads into an act without pause.
  20. A section of a musical work introducing the theme or main subject, or a separate concert piece for piano or orchestra based entirely on a short motif.
  21. The academic portion of freshman orientation.
  22. a short piece that precedes or introduces a more substantial piece; can also describe some piano pieces that are self-contained in their style.
  23. (PREH-lood) a short work which comes before a larger work. Used to establish the key of the work and sometimes the mood.
  24. From the Latin, meaning "to play before" is a musical work which precedes the liturgy. At Reformation, it is usually played on the organ and it is a time when the people of the church gather and prepare their hearts and minds for the worship of God.
  25. a work preceding something but the term is also used for a short self-contained work