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overture

noun [C]  us   /ˈoʊ·vər·tʃər, -ˌtʃʊr/

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.
Translations of “overture”
in Arabic افتِتاحِيّة…
in Korean 서곡…
in Malaysian overtur…
in French ouverture…
in Turkish giriş müziği…
in Italian ouverture…
in Chinese (Traditional) 音樂, (尤指歌劇的)序曲,前奏曲…
in Russian увертюра…
in Polish uwertura…
in Vietnamese khúc dạo đầu…
in Spanish obertura…
in Portuguese abertura, prelúdio…
in Thai เพลงโหมโรง…
in German die Overtüre…
in Catalan obertura…
in Japanese (オペラなどの)序曲…
in Indonesian musik pembukaan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 音乐, (尤指歌剧的)序曲,前奏曲…
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