1 An action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
2 An introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue.
2.1 A short piece of music of a style similar to a prelude, especially for the piano.
2.2 The introductory part of a poem or other literary work.
Characterized by or blowing in gusts. A gust is a sudden strong rush.
A short wide pipe that is placed on top of a chimney.
A horse used for drawing a cab. A cab is a carriage for hire.
1 immoral or dishonest
2 very dirty and unpleasant
Plural of Fancy
Fancy: the faculty of imagination; a thing that one supposes or imagines, typically an unfounded or tentative belief or idea; notion or whim.
Word origin: late Middle English contraction of "fantasy."
1 A false show or pretense.
2 (mass noun) The wearing of disguise.
Origin: Late 16th century: from French mascarade, from Italian mascherata, from maschera ‘mask’.