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Overview of noun overture

The noun overture has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) overture

(orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio)

2. (1) preliminary, overture, prelude

(something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner")

3. (1) overture, advance, approach, feeler

(a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances")

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