[ pree-ri-lees ]
/ ˌpri rɪˈlis /
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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.
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How to use prerelease in a sentence
As if to confirm his pronouncement, The Detroit News ran a prerelease headline proclaiming: “‘John Carter’ Set to Bomb Big.”
Meanwhile, audiences and many critics seemed to enjoy the picture, defying the prerelease assumptions of its awful quality.