Overture

Definition of Overture

O´ver`ture
1.An opening or aperture; a recess; a chamber.
2.Disclosure; discovery; revelation.
It was he
That made the overture of thy treasons to us.
- Shak.
3.A proposal; an offer; a proposition formally submitted for consideration, acceptance, or rejection.
4.(Mus.) A composition, for a full orchestra, designed as an introduction to an oratorio, opera, or ballet, or as an independent piece; - called in the latter case a concert overture.
v. t.1.To make an overture to; as, to overture a religious body on some subject.

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Vorspiel, advance, approach, asking price, avant-propos, breakthrough, concert overture, curtain raiser, descant, dramatic overture, exordium, feeler, foreword, front matter, frontispiece, innovation, invitation, leap, offering, operatic overture, overtures, postulate, preamble, preface, prefix, prefixture, preliminary, preliminary approach, premise, presupposition, proem, proffer, prolegomena, prolegomenon, prolepsis, prologue, proposition, protasis, submission, tender, tentative approach, vamp, verse, voluntary
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