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Oxford dictionary definition of the word prelude:
1an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important:
a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations
2an introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue.
a short piece of music of a style similar to a prelude, especially for the piano.
the introductory part of a poem or other literary work.
serve as a prelude or introduction to:
the bombardment preluded an all-out final attack
mid 16th century: from French prélude, from medieval Latin praeludium, from Latin praeludere ‘play beforehand’, from prae ‘before’ + ludere ‘to play’