Synonyms of prelude in English:

prelude


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noun

1‘a ceasefire was agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations’

SYNONYMS
preliminary, overture, opening, preparation, introduction, start, beginning, curtain-raiser, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, herald
informal opener
formal commencement
rare prolusion

2‘the piece begins with an orchestral prelude’

SYNONYMS
overture, introductory movement, introduction, opening, voluntary
rare verset

3‘the whole passage forms a prelude to Part III’

SYNONYMS
introduction, preface, prologue, foreword, preamble
informal intro
rare proem, exordium, prolegomenon, prodrome
ANTONYMS

conclusion, postscript