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overture -- as in: the play's overture
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as in: the play's overture Define
any beginning or introduction -- such as a written introduction for a play, poem, or other literary work
  • The idea is introduced in the play’s overture.
  • Drinks were the overture to dinner.
  • an overture to war
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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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