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
The Greatest Show kicks off in the film in Moulin Rouge-y, foot-stomping fashion, but the rousing overture gives way to A Million Dreams, a too-quick musical exposition dump regarding P.T.'s and Charity’s childhoods and backstory.
That overture was almost immediately rebutted by White House officials.
Japan’s overtures do not seem to have engendered much goodwill.
So far, Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom’s overtures, calling the bid an opportunistic effort to buy the company on the cheap.
The monitor has so far rejected Mr. Stranzl’s overtures over concerns that his bid contained too many financial contingencies and would provide lower recoveries to unsecured creditors compared with a liquidation, according to FTI’s report.
At least one Moore backer is making an overture to find out.
Those moves contrast with overtures by Mr. Trump toward Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Republican officials in Washington, who are expected to pass the bill and send it to the White House late Wednesday, have accused Democrats of shutting down any across-the-aisle overtures.
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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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