[ pree-ri-lees ]
/ ˌpri rɪˈlis /


something released beforehand, as a movie shown before its scheduled premiere.


of or relating to a period prior to an official release: prerelease photos of a new car; convicts housed in a prerelease center.

Nearby words

  1. prepyloric vein,
  2. prequel,
  3. prereading,
  4. prerecord,
  5. prerecorded,
  6. prerequisite,
  7. prerogative,
  8. prerogative court,
  9. pres,
  10. pres.

Origin of prerelease

First recorded in 1925–30; pre- + release Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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