HyperDic: overture

English > 3 senses of the word overture:
NOUNcommunicationovertureorchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
eventoverture, preliminary, preludesomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
communicationoverture, advance, approach, feelera tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
overture > pronunciation
Soundsow'vercher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > overture: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningorchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio.
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Spanishobertura
Catalanobertura
English > overture: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningSomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows.
Example "drinks were the overture to dinner"
Synonymspreliminary, prelude
Broaderorigin, origination, inceptionAn event that is a beginning
Spanishpreliminar, preludio
Catalanpreliminar, preludi
English > overture: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others.
Synonymsadvance, approach, feeler
Broadersuggestion, proposition, profferA proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
Spanishaproximación, tentativa
Catalanaproximació, temptativa, tempteig

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