One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A preliminary action or event; a prelude.preliminary, overture, opening, preparation, introduction, start, beginning, curtain-raiser, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, heraldView synonyms
- 1.1 A preliminary essay or article.
Early 17th century: from Latin prolusio(n-), from prolus- ‘practiced beforehand’, from the verb proludere, from pro ‘before’ + ludere ‘to play’.
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