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Definitions of overture:
  • noun:   orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  • noun:   a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  • noun:   something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    Example: "Drinks were the overture to dinner"

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