Definition of preludium in English:

preludium

(also praeludium)

noun

  • A prelude or introduction; a preliminary; a precursor or foreshadowing.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From post-classical Latin praeludium preliminary action (frequently 1175–1517 in British sources), prelude to a play or literary work, series of notes played before a piece of music from classical Latin praelūdere + -ium.

Pronunciation

preludium

/prɪˈl(j)uːdɪəm/