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  • v. Present participle of prelude.

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Examples

  • They included "preluding" -- that is, offering an improvised beginning to a work or movement.

    What Music Has Lost

  • Forth now, Erato! and I will unfold who were the kings, what the tides of circumstance, how it was with ancient Latium when first that foreign army drew their fleet ashore on Ausonia's coast; I will recall the preluding of battle.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • But this operation should not be performed in presence of the public; and, moreover, every instrumental noise -- every kind of preluding between the acts -- constitutes

    The Orchestral Conductor Theory of His Art

  • It was one of those brilliant days preluding summer.

    New Carpet

  • To be fair, the #21 cover is Carlos Pacheco, and the “villains winning” idea fit in pretty thematically with Final Crisis, which it was preluding.

    I’m starting to detect a pattern…

  • Then she took her lute and, preluding thereon in manifold modes, lastly returned to the first and sang these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The folk rejoiced in her song with exceeding joy and my gladness redoubled, so that I took the lute from the damsel and preluding after the most melodious fashion, sang these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So she took the lute and, preluding after the goodliest fashion, sang these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So I bade the servant bring him a new lute and he tuned it and preluding in a mode I knew not began to sing, improvising these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mr. Hamilton explains that preluding, in a concert hall or salon, had the effect of settling the audience and of reminding it, along the way, that the pianist was a creative artist and not an automaton.

    What Music Has Lost

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