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overture
Used In
Twelfth Night
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  • I bring no overture of war, no taxation of homage; I hold the olive in my hand: my words are as full of peace as matter.

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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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