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The Awakening
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  • They played a duet from "Zampa," and at the earnest solicitation of every one present followed it with the overture to "The Poet and the Peasant."
  • They chatted incessantly: about the things around them; their amusing adventure out in the water-it had again assumed its entertaining aspect; about the wind, the trees, the people who had gone to the Cheniere; about the children playing croquet under the oaks, and the Farival twins, who were now performing the overture to "The Poet and the Peasant."

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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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