Definition of concert overture in English:

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concert overture

noun

A piece of music in the style of an overture but intended for independent performance.
Example sentences
  • In a symphonic poem or a concert overture with a title or a programme, it is the latter that specifies the locus.
  • The concert overture I Høst, which followed two years later, was not much more successful.
  • Following Mitchell's announcement is an excerpt from a familiar and appropriate work: Elgar's concert overture, ‘Cockaigne (In London Town) ‘, op. 40, although it crashes in rather abruptly.’

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Syllabification: con·cert o·ver·ture

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