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prelusive

[pri-loo-siv]
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adjective
  1. introductory.
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Also pre·lu·so·ry [pri-loo-suh-ree] /prɪˈlu sə ri/.

Origin of prelusive

1595–1605; < Latin praelūs(us) (see prelusion) + -ive
Related formspre·lu·sive·ly, pre·lu·so·ri·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for prelusive

Historical Examples

  • The first three lectures were designed to be preparatory and prelusive.

    Modern Skepticism

    C. J. Ellicott

  • We hope to find that the last essay, upon the "Moral Ideal," is prelusive to another effort in this direction.

  • I have described the gorgeousness of my expectations in those early days of my prelusive acquaintance with German literature.

  • In prelusive ways, it has wrought in the world from its foundation, and since the fall of man.

  • His prelusive sentiments are sometimes far-fetched, and converge not with a natural declination into the focus of epigram.