overture noun

1 (usually overtures) friendly behaviour

ADJ. friendly | diplomatic, peace, sexual

VERB + OVERTURE make | receive | respond to | reject, spurn She spurned his overtures of love.

PREP. ~s of overtures of friendship | ~s to He made friendly overtures to his new neighbours.

2 piece of music

ADJ. operatic, symphonic

PREP. ~ to the overture to Mozart's ‘Don Giovanni’