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prelude

美国发音:['preljud]
英国发音:['preljuːd]

[n]
英语解释:a short piece of music that introduces a longer piece of music; a short piece of music, often one that is played on the piano; a piece of music played before a ceremony in a church
常见翻译:前奏,序言,序幕,序曲;先导

action or event indicating a more important action or event coming after it
An event is a prelude to a more important event of the same type if the first event indicates the second event, and makes people expect it. A street fight between two individuals may be a prelude to a more serious fight between two groups, If the fight between the two leads to the fight between the groups.


Sentences:

The resolution was the prelude to more drastic action.
这项决议只是更激烈的行为的前奏。