|Origin:||'opening', from Latin apertura; APERTURE|
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a short piece of music written as an introduction to a long piece of music, especially an opera
an attempt to begin a friendly relationship with a person, country etc:
They began making overtures to the Irish government.
She had rejected his overtures.
if an event is an overture to a more important event, it happens just before it and makes you expect it