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Another word for overture

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Noun
  1. A short section of preliminary remarks

      1. An introductory act, event, or period.
      2. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
      3. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
      1. A preliminary remark
      2. A preliminary statement or essay; foreword
      3. (Usually in the plural) A prefatory discussion; a formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work.
      1. (Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
      2. A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
      3. Anything serving as the introduction to a principal event, action, performance, etc.; preliminary part; preface; opening
      1. An introductory section, as of a speech.
      2. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
      3. (R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
      1. A preliminary statement, especially:
      2. A statement accompanying a law or regulation specifying its purpose or reason for enactment.
      3. The introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose.
      1. The wire that connects an outdoor antenna to an electronic transmitter or receiver.
      2. Opening or introductory matter:
      3. An introduction
      1. A basic introductory text or course of study.
      2. A preface, as to a book.
      3. An introducing or being introduced
      1. (Logic) The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.
      2. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
      3. (Archaic) An introduction; preface or prelude
      1. An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
      2. A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
    See also:

    words

    start

  2. A preliminary action intended to elicit a favorable response

      1. The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
      2. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
      3. A way or means of reaching something; an access:
      1. Payment of money before due:
      2. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
      3. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
    See also:

    approach

Another word for overture

Noun
  1. Preliminary negotiations; sometimes plural

      1. (Law) A proposal supported by adequate consideration, the full and complete acceptance of which constitutes a contract
      2. (Used in combinations from phrasal verbs) agent noun of off
      3. The act of offering:
      1. (--- Law) An offer to pay the amount due under a debt or obligation.
      2. Any offer or proposal made for acceptance.
      3. A formal offer, as:
      1. An increase of price or value.
      2. Approaches to get favor, become acquainted, etc.; overtures (to someone)
      3. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
      1. A way or means of reaching something; an access:
      2. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
      3. The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
    See also:

    suggestion

  2. A musical introduction

      1. An introductory statement to a book, telling its purpose, plan, etc., esp. a brief one written by the book's author
      2. (R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
      3. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
      1. A volunteer.
      2. (Music) A piece or solo, often an improvisation, played on the organ before, during, or after a church service
      3. (Music) A short piece of music, often improvised on a solo instrument, played as an introduction to a larger work.
      1. An introduction to a poem, play, etc.; esp., introductory lines spoken by a member of the cast before a dramatic performance
      2. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
      3. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
      1. Anything serving as the introduction to a principal event, action, performance, etc.; preliminary part; preface; opening
      2. (Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
      3. A similar but independent composition for the piano.
    See also:

    introduction