Meaning of “overture” in the English Dictionary

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overturenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “overture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)