overture

/ˈoʊvɚtʃɚ/

  • Noun
  • a piece of music played at the start of an opera, a musical play, etc.
  • something that is offered or suggested with the hope that it will start a relationship, lead to an agreement, etc.
    1. The government has made a significant peace overture by opening the door to negotiation.
    2. He was making (romantic/sexual) overtures to her during dinner.
    3. The company's board rejected overtures [=offers] for a merger.
  • the first part of an event
    1. Experts feared that the tremor was an overture [=prelude] to a major earthquake.

Những từ liên quan với OVERTURE

proposition, preface, advance, offer, preamble, proposal, invitation, bid, presentation, prelude, prologue