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Definition 1: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where overture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she rejected his advances

Synonyms for overture in the sense of this definition

(overture is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 2: orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio - [noun denoting communication]

(overture is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows - [noun denoting event]

Samples where overture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
  • drinks were the overture to dinner

Synonyms for overture in the sense of this definition

(overture is a kind of ...) an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

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