Definition of 'overture'
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Make the overture a bit more significant than your casual invitations but not too heavy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She will probably behave brilliantly if you make the generous overture of inviting her in the first place. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At first the Westbury resisted his overtures. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It now makes its first overtures towards potential recruits when they are taking GCSEs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Instead, bide your time and leave it to others to make the overture. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The stormy overture tells of great things to come, which are only partially realised by the cast. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Probably, they would have resisted the overtures for peace and stuck to the demand for unconditional surrender. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Do the same and, just like her, you may just be courting hurt and resentment when your overtures are rejected. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes it was a bit like watching a small man trying to wrestle a grand piano up a spiral staircase while playing the 1812 Overture. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. overture is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'overture'
British English: overture NOUN
An overture is a piece of music, often one that is the introduction to an opera or play.
...the composer's famous overture.
Definition of overture from the Collins English Dictionary
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