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overture
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King Lear
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  • Thou call’st on him that hates thee: it was he That made the overture of thy treasons to us; Who is too good to pity thee.

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as in: played the William Tell Overture Define
orchestral music played as an introduction to a longer piece -- especially an opera or oratorio
as in: he made an overture Define
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
as in: the play's overture Define
any beginning or introduction -- such as a written introduction for a play, poem, or other literary work
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