Pro·lu·sion n. 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.
n 1: a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
[syn: foreword, preface]
2: exercising in preparation for strenuous activity [syn: warm-up,