It was the thrill of the electric bell which preluded to communications from the wireless communicator!
Suddenly he heard the long, rumbling sigh which preluded the chairman's speeches.
Such is the spectacle of the future, preluded the other day by the experiment in Pall Mall.
It was the only way in which I could account for the spasm which preluded that last fit of coughing.
It was preluded by a good deal of whispering and nodding of heads.
Selim preluded his campaign by an insolent letter to Shah Ismail.
Those two factors explain the conditions which preluded and surrounded the dawn of consciousness in young Hugo.
I preluded, and played a sonata, and the Fischer variations.
Every phase of ecclesiastical controversy or political strife was preluded by some fierce outbreak in this turbulent, surging mob.
Then began expostulations, preluded by a telegram and headed by her aunt.
1560s, from Middle French prélude "notes sung or played to test the voice or instrument" (1530s), from Medieval Latin preludium "prelude, preliminary," from Latin praeludere "to play beforehand for practice, preface," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Purely musical sense first attested in English 1650s. Related: Prelusion.