What is another word for preludes?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈɛljuːdz] (IPA)

Preludes are short musical pieces played before the start of a larger composition. They serve as an introduction and set the tone for the main work that is to follow. However, if you want to add variety to your writing and avoid repetition, you can use different synonyms for preludes. Some of the possible synonyms you can use include overtures, prologues, introductions, prefaces, exordia, inaugurals, and precursors. Each of these synonyms conveys a similar meaning to preludes but adds a touch of variety and nuance to your writing. So, instead of always using the word prelude, try exploring these synonyms to enhance your writing style.

What are the hypernyms for Preludes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    compositions, musical compositions, musical pieces.

Usage examples for Preludes

Mychowski smiled, sighed, shook his head, settled himself before a new piano and plunged into the preludes, playing the entire twenty-five without pause, while business was suspended in the ancient and honorable Maison Pleyel, so captivating, so miraculous, was the poetic performance of this commonplace and kind-hearted virtuoso....
James Huneker
Stannum leaned back on his wicker couch smoking a cigar, while the pianist made broad preludes in many keys....
James Huneker
The early Assyrian expansions are, historically, the most noteworthy of the early West Asian Empires because, unlike the rest, they were preludes to an ultimate territorial overlordship which would come nearer to anticipating Macedonian and Roman imperial systems than any others precedent.
"The Ancient East"
D. G. Hogarth

Famous quotes with Preludes

  • What is our life but a succession of preludes to that unknown song whose first solemn note is sounded by death?
    Alphonse de Lamartine

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