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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.
Translations of “overture”
in Korean 서곡…
in Arabic افتِتاحِيّة…
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 Spanish obertura…
in Portuguese abertura, prelúdio…
in German die Overtüre…
in Catalan obertura…
in Japanese (オペラなどの)序曲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 音乐, (尤指歌剧的)序曲,前奏曲…
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