Overture - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows (syn: preliminary, prelude)
The government has made a significant peace overture by opening the door to negotiation.
...the parade down Main Street served as the overture for a weekend of fun and festivities...
The talks were no more than the overture to a long debate.
drinks were the overture to dinner
The concert opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture.