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’