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English definition of “overture”

overture

noun [C]  /ˈoʊ·vər·tʃər, -ˌtʃʊr/ us  

overture noun [C] (MUSIC)

a piece of music that is an introduction to a longer piece, such as an opera

overture noun [C] (APPROACH)

an approach made to someone in order to discuss or establish something: The country’s leaders rejected all overtures for a peace settlement.
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