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  Definition of overture
  1. orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  2. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
  3. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
Similar Words: advance, approach, feeler, preliminary, prelude

 

Derivational Morphology: approach, prelude

 

 
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