Definition of first night in English:

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first night

Pronunciation: /ˈfərs(t) ˈnīt/


The first public performance of a play or show: [as modifier]: first-night nerves
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  • Occasional first-night glitches were far outweighed by the spirit of the acting.
  • We were invited to the first-night party, but were both tired.
  • The adult first-night audience of Peter Pan, told to clap if they believed in fairies, applauded thunderously: it was the birth of modern escapist entertainment.

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