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Overture

O´ver`ture
1.An opening or aperture; a recess; a chamber.
2.Disclosure; discovery; revelation.
It was he
That made the overture of thy treasons to us.
- Shak.
3.A proposal; an offer; a proposition formally submitted for consideration, acceptance, or rejection.
4.(Mus.) A composition, for a full orchestra, designed as an introduction to an oratorio, opera, or ballet, or as an independent piece; - called in the latter case a concert overture.
v. t.1.To make an overture to; as, to overture a religious body on some subject.
Noun1.Overtureoverture - orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
2.overture - something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
Synonyms: prelude, preliminary
3.overture - a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
Synonyms: feeler, advance, approach
Vorspiel, advance, approach, asking price, avant-propos, breakthrough, concert overture, curtain raiser, descant, dramatic overture, exordium, feeler, foreword, front matter, frontispiece, innovation, invitation, leap, offering, operatic overture, overtures, postulate, preamble, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, preliminary approach, premise, presupposition, proem, proffer, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologue, proposition, protasis, submission, tender, tentative approach, vamp, verse, voluntary
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