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vorspiel

[ fawr-shpeel, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr ʃpil, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun

an introductory movement to a musical work, especially a prelude or overture.

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Origin of vorspiel

<German, equivalent to vor- pre-, fore1 + Spiel game, play
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