ou·​ver·​ture ˌü-ver-ˈtu̇r How to pronounce ouverture (audio)
plural ouvertures
: overture entry 1 sense 4
especially : french overture
The first movement of each suite is an ouverture, a hefty movement in the French style propelled by dotted rhythms … Chris Woodstra et al., All Music Guide to Classical Music, 2005
: a Baroque orchestral suite beginning with an overture
In Germany and France, the suites are usually called ouvertures, which is also the designation of the first movementChris Woodstra et al., All Music Guide to Classical Music, 2005

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“Ouverture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouverture. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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