Associations to the word «Overture»

Wiktionary

OVERTURE, noun. (obsolete) An opening; a recess or chamber. [15th-19th c.]
OVERTURE, noun. (obsolete) disclosure; discovery; revelation
OVERTURE, noun. (often in plural) An approach or proposal made to initiate communication, establish a relationship etc. [from 15th c.]
OVERTURE, noun. (Scotland) A motion placed before a legislative body, such as the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. [from 16th c.]
OVERTURE, noun. (music) a musical introduction to a piece of music. [from 17th c.]

Dictionary definition

OVERTURE, noun. Orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio.
OVERTURE, noun. Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner".
OVERTURE, noun. A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances".

Wise words

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