We have put together a list of words that are similar to OVERTURE.

17 Alternative Words Similar to overture

1 Advance Noun      Synonym Words Like Advance
2 Approach Noun      Synonym Words Like Approach
3 Feeler Noun      Synonym Words Like Feeler
4 Inception Noun      Synonym Words Like Inception
5 Music Noun      Synonym Words Like Music
6 Origin Noun      Synonym Words Like Origin
7 Origination Noun      Synonym Words Like Origination
8 Proffer Noun      Synonym Words Like Proffer
9 Proposition Noun      Synonym Words Like Proposition
10 Suggestion Noun      Synonym Words Like Suggestion
11 Recess      Synonym Words Like Recess
12 Chamber      Synonym Words Like Chamber
13 Disclosure      Synonym Words Like Disclosure
14 Discovery      Synonym Words Like Discovery
15 Revelation      Synonym Words Like Revelation
16 Proposal      Synonym Words Like Proposal
17 Offer      Synonym Words Like Offer

2 examples of overture

1 to overture a religious body on some subject
2 drinks were the overture to dinner

10 definitions of overture

1 An opening or aperture; a recess; a chamber.
2 Disclosure; discovery; revelation.
3 A proposal; an offer; a proposition formally submitted for consideration, acceptance, or rejection.
4 A composition, for a full orchestra, designed as an introduction to an oratorio, opera, or ballet, or as an independent piece; -- called in the latter case a concert overture.
5 To make an overture to.
6 a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
7 orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
8 something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
9 Music An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
10 Music A similar orchestral work intended for independent concert performance.
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