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Another word for lead-in

  1. A short section of preliminary remarks

      1. An introductory act, event, or period.
      2. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
      3. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
      1. A preliminary remark
      2. A preliminary statement or essay; foreword
      3. (Usually in the plural) A prefatory discussion; a formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work.
      1. (Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
      2. A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
      3. Anything serving as the introduction to a principal event, action, performance, etc.; preliminary part; preface; opening
      1. An introductory section, as of a speech.
      2. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
      3. (R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
      1. A preliminary statement, especially:
      2. A statement accompanying a law or regulation specifying its purpose or reason for enactment.
      3. The introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose.
      1. An independent orchestral composition of varying form
      2. In Presbyterian churches, a proposal or question submitted as by the general assembly to the presbyteries
      3. (Music) An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
      1. The preliminary section of a book, often having material considered essential to an understanding of the main text
      2. A preface, as to a book.
      3. An introducing or being introduced
      1. (Logic) The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.
      2. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
      3. (Archaic) An introduction; preface or prelude
      1. An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
      2. A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.