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overture 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈōvərCHər/,/-ˌCHo͝or/,
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overtures, plural;
  1. An introduction to something more substantial
    • - the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate
  2. An approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship
    • - Coleen listened to his overtures of love
  3. An orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, suite, play, oratorio, or other extended composition

  4. An independent orchestral composition in one movement


  1. orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  2. preliminary: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
  3. a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; "she rejected his advances"
  4. Overture (from the French ouverture, meaning opening) in music is the instrumental introduction to a dramatic, choral or, occasionally, instrumental composition. ...
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  6. Candide is an operetta with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire. ...
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  10. An opening. [15th-19th c.]; An approach or proposal made to initiate communication, establish a relationship etc. [from 15th c.]; A motion placed before a legislative body, such as the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. [from 16th c. ...
  11. The orchestral opening piece to an opera or oratorio. Overtures also have been written as independent concert pieces by Romantic and Modern composers. Famous overtures include Rossini's William Tell Overture.
  12. An orchestral introduction played before the action begins. The overture is often used to set the mood of the opera. Many composers used the overture to introduce themes or arias within the opera and sometimes the overture became more well known than the opera itself.
  13. The introductory music for an opera, oratorio or ballet. A concert overture is an independent work.
  14. an extended orchestral introduction to an opera, ballet, or similar type of musical presentation
  15. A self-contained orchestral piece preceding a stage work or multi-movement vocal work.
  16. The overture, which originated in opera, is an instrumental or orchestral musical composition that acts as an introduction to an opera or other theater work. The overture often introduces musical themes that will occur later in the performance. ...
  17. explained by Dr. Broyles; for more information go to lecture 1, part 2: Musical Forms in the Classical and Romantic Period.
  18. The seventeenth century opera overture, also known as sinfonia. The sinfonia was established as an introduction to the opera by A. Scarlatti. It has differences in Italian and French style. ...
  19. an orchestral introduction to the opera played before the curtain rises. Usually longer than a prelude and can be played as a separate piece.
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  21. A short piece of music which is played before the curtain goes up at the opera or at a Broadway play (e.g. William Tell Overture).
  22. A song used to open a musical; it almost always consists of a medley of good bits from the other songs in the show. Some musicals don't have overtures, and a few overtures incorporate bits of cut songs into themselves (e.g., the more recent versions of the overture to Follies). ...
  23. French term meaning “opening”; orchestral music played at the beginning of many operas and other stage work; a concert overture is an independent composition.
  24. a separate instrumental number played at the beginning of an opera or show. In musical theater, it is common for the overture to contain melodies from various songs in the show. The overture is generally a signal to the audience that the show is about to begin.
  25. A short orchestral work written to either introduce an opera or ballet, or to begin a concert programme.