- n.序曲，前奏曲; 开场戏，序幕; 前兆，预兆;
- 复数: preludes;
The prelude to the musical composition is very long.
The prelude was as iridescent as a prism in a morning room.
The discussions were a prelude to the treaty.
In his autobiographical poem'The Prelude ', Wordsworth describes his boyhood in the Lakes.
Error is often the precursor of what is correct, but conceit is the prelude to a fall.
The curtain rises toward the end of the Prelude.
It all reminded me uncomfortably of prelude to the Bay of Pigs.
The resolution was the prelude to more drastic action.
Michelson and Morley had sounded the prelude to special relativity.
Love is but a prelude to life.
The person, whoever it was, gave a small cough, evidently as a prelude to speaking.
那个人, 不知是谁, 轻轻地咳了一声, 显然是表示要说话.
I'm afraid that these troubles are just a prelude , ie to worse ones.
His investigations were a necessary prelude to the subsequent discovery of the cause of particle motions.
The bankruptcy of several small firms was the prelude to general economic collapse.
The orchestra played a short prelude before the ballet began.
1. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows;
"training is a necessary preliminary to employment"
"drinks were the overture to dinner"
2. music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
1. serve as a prelude or opening to
2. play as a prelude