plural of overture
as in preludes
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

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“Overtures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overtures. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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