— as in: played the William Tell Overture
was already being played when they arrived.
orchestral music played as an introduction to a longer piece — especially an opera or oratorio
— as in: he made an overture
She rejected his
to be more than friends.
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
— as in: the play’s overture
The idea is introduced in the play’s
any beginning or introduction — such as a written introduction for a play, poem, or other literary work
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