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1      (Music)  
a    a piece of orchestral music containing contrasting sections that is played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio, often containing the main musical themes of the work  
b    a similar piece preceding the performance of a play  
c      (Also called)    concert overture   a one-movement orchestral piece, usually having a descriptive or evocative title  
d    a short piece in three movements (French overture or Italian overture) common in the 17th and 18th centuries  
2    often pl   a proposal, act, or gesture initiating a relationship, negotiation, etc.  
3    something that introduces what follows  
      vb   tr  
4    to make or present an overture to  
5    to introduce with an overture  
     (C14: via Old French, from Late Latin apertura opening, from Latin aperire to open; see overt)  

concert overture  
      n      See       overture       1c  
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1      (often plural)    advance, approach, conciliatory move, invitation, offer, opening move, proposal, proposition, signal, tender  
2      (Music)   introduction, opening, prelude  
1    close, rebuke, rejection, withdrawal  
2    coda, finale  

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