Dictionary Results for overture

1. overture - noun

· orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

Hypernym(s): music

2. 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"

Synonym(s): preliminary, prelude

Hypernym(s): origin, origination, inception

3. overture - noun

· a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

Synonym(s): advance, approach, feeler

Hypernym(s): suggestion, proposition, proffer

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