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 for concert overture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overture \O"ver*ture\, [OF. overture, F. ouverture, fr. OF.
     ovrir, F. ouvrir. See Overt.]
     1. An opening or aperture; a recess; a chamber. [Obs.]
        --Spenser. "The cave's inmost overture." --Chapman.
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     2. Disclosure; discovery; revelation. [Obs.]
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              It was he
              That made the overture of thy treasons to us.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. A proposal; an offer; a proposition formally submitted for
        consideration, acceptance, or rejection. "The great
        overture of the gospel." --Barrow.
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     4. (Mus.) A composition, for a full orchestra, designed as an
        introduction to an oratorio, opera, or ballet, or as an
        independent piece; -- called in the latter case a concert
        overture.
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