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Main Entry: 1pre·lude
Pronunciation: primarystressprel-secondarystress(y)üd, primarystresspramacr-secondarystressl(y)üd
Function: noun
1 : something that comes before and prepares for the main or more important parts <the wind was a prelude to the storm>
2 a : a short musical introduction (as to an opera) b : a musical piece (as an organ solo) played at the beginning of a church service

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