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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio; A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows.

Usage examples (40)
  • Waiters burst into half-conscious accompaniment to classical and light opera overtures.
  • Drinks were the overture to dinner
  • This overture is still old politics, which some will embrace whole heartedly.
  • ZAHN: Is that something the U.S. would welcome, this overture from the Germans? for more
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