Examples of overture in a Sentence
The government has made a significant peace overture by opening the door to negotiation.
the parade down Main Street served as the overture for a weekend of fun and festivities
Recent Examples of overture from the Web
Though Unilever’s board roundly rejected the overture, the company did later move to cut spending and improve profitability.
This overstep of his authority is a cynical, opportunistic overture to the most xenophobic instincts of his base.
So as jostling begins for the Sept. 24 vote aftermath, his overtures to the Greens in a late-night talk show have to be taken seriously.
There will be no need to tolerate our overtures to Iran (because there won’t be any) or our lectures on human rights (ditto).
Urban Meyer, Ohio State’s coach, and his staff had pressed him hard for a commitment, but Baker, a linebacker, rejected their overtures and instead chose Florida.
Halperin made inappropriate overtures to at least two other women students while visiting Tulane as a guest speaker on politics and the news media, the Daily Beast says.
Other cities have made overtures that suggest there could be a big price tag associated with landing Amazon.
Oculus has had a mixed record with such openness overtures in the past, and the company has faced criticism for buying up exclusive software for the Rift platform.
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First Known Use of overture
OVERTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overture for English Language Learners
: a piece of music played at the start of an opera, a musical play, etc.
: something that is offered or suggested with the hope that it will start a relationship, lead to an agreement, etc.
: the first part of an event : the beginning of something
OVERTURE Defined for Kids
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