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Noun
An approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship
“The sensitive Druid launched deep into thought, shrewdly observing the the hazel-eyed man making overtures to the daughter of Cobham.”
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An orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play, etc
“The adaptation of music for a medium different from that for which it was originally composed, for example the recasting of a song as a piano piece, or of an orchestral overture as an organ piece.”
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An introduction to something more substantial
“As in all those movies, the demonstration is an overture to how that newly introduced power will explode narrative, characters, bodies.”
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A formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work
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The action of imploring
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Expression to attain peace
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(usually used in plural form "attentions") An act of civility or courtesy, especially in courtship
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A situation or action that tempts someone to do something or makes a particular outcome likely
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A speech or talk, typically in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained
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