Pro*lu"sion (?), n. [L. prolusio, fr. proludere to prelude; pro before + ludere to play: cf. F. prolusion, It. prolusione.]

A trial before the principal performance; a prelude; hence, an introductory essay or exercise.

"Domestic prolusions."


Her presence was in some measure a restraint on the worthy divine, whose prolusion lasted. Sir W. Scott.


© Webster 1913.

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