Synonyms of overture in English:

overture


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noun

1‘the overture to Don Giovanni’

SYNONYMS
prelude, introduction, opening, introductory movement, voluntary
rare verset

2‘the talks were no more than the overture to a long debate’

SYNONYMS
preliminary, prelude, curtain-raiser, introduction, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, herald, start, beginning
informal opener

3‘the enemy were making peace overtures’

SYNONYMS
opening move, conciliatory move, move, approach, advances, feeler, signal, proposal, proposition, pass, offer, tender, suggestion