Synonyms for overture

Synonyms for (noun) overture

Synonyms: overture

Definition: orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

Similar words: music

Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner


Synonyms: overture, feeler, approach, advance

Definition: a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

Usage: she rejected his advances

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion

Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse


Synonyms: overture, preliminary, prelude

Definition: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

Usage: training is a necessary preliminary to employment; drinks were the overture to dinner

Similar words: origin, origination, inception

Definition: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events