Synonyms for overture

Grammar : Noun
Spell : oh-ver-cher, -choo r
Phonetic Transcription : ˈoʊ vər tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər

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Définition of overture

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "opening, aperture;" early 15c. as "an introductory proposal," from Old French overture "opening; proposal" (Modern French ouverture), from Latin apertura "opening," from aperire "to open, uncover" (see overt). Orchestral sense first recorded in English 1660s.
  • noun introduction, approach
Example sentences :
  • It was the overture to this work which caused so much difficulty to Corelli.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • But it was only the beginning of the overture, and she sat down laughing.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Arlt's overture was to have its first hearing, the week before Thanksgiving.
  • Extract from : « The Dominant Strain » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • They were in their places just a few moments before the overture was played.
  • Extract from : « Victor's Triumph » by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • He has nothing but the piano concerto, an overture he wrote in Germany, and some songs.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • You have first given me the overture and now the curtain is to rise.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • It was she who had in fact been injured, and the overture should come from the other side.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • Pike had fashioned well the time and manner of this overture.
  • Extract from : « Crocker's Hole » by R. D. Blackmore
  • The overture is a confused, formless number, indicating the darkness.
  • Extract from : « The Standard Oratorios » by George P. Upton
  • Unlike Handel's other oratorios, there is no overture or even prelude to the work.
  • Extract from : « The Standard Oratorios » by George P. Upton

Antonyms for overture

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