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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. overture: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. overture: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. overture: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. overture: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. overture: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. overture: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Overture, overture: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. overture: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. overture: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. overture: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. overture: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. overture: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. overture: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. overture: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. overture: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. overture: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. overture: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Overture (Bruckner), Overture (The Who song), Overture (disambiguation), Overture (novel), Overture (software), Overture (song), Overture (video game), Overture, The Overture: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Overture: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. overture: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. overture: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. overture: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. overture: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. Overture: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  25. Overture: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  26. overture: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  27. overture: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  28. overture: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  29. overture: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  30. overture: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. overture: Essentials of Music [home, info]
  2. OVERTURE: Technical Glossary of Theatre Terms [home, info]
  3. Overture: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. overture: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. overture: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. OVERTURE: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. OVERTURE: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. overture: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. overture: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Overture: Search Engine Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Overture: Sweetwater Music [home, info]

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noun:  orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
noun:  a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
noun:  something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows ("Drinks were the overture to dinner")

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Phrases that include overture:   french overture, italian overture, academic festival overture, cuban overture, dramatic overture, more...

Words similar to overture:   advance, approach, feeler, overtured, overturing, preliminary, prelude, bid, more...

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