Meaning of overture

could you please define the meaning of overture in the following passage:

“President George W. Bush warned North Korea on Wednesday against test-firing a long-range missile, while other US officials rejected an overture from Pyongyang for bilateral talks with Washington on the issue.”

please give me brief explanation of the word “overture”


Hi riazuddin

In the context, overture means a ‘proposal’ or an ‘offer’.


thanks Amy