from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The air sung by any of the principal characters in an opera on entering.
  • n. A closing voluntary; a postlude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music: The first air sung by any one of the principal singers in an opera; an entrance-air.
  • n. Same as postlude.


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