Synonyms of overture


1. overture, music

usage: orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

2. preliminary, overture, prelude, origin, origination, inception

usage: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"

3. overture, advance, approach, feeler, suggestion, proposition, proffer

usage: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"

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