overture


overture

noun

Definition of OVERTURE

a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event <the parade down Main Street served as the overture for a weekend of fun and festivities>
Related Words countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start

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