Definition of premiere in English:

premiere

Syllabification: pre·miere
Pronunciation: /prēˈmyer, -ˈmi(ə)r
 
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noun

  • The first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a movie.
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    • Indeed, the producers claim three recording premieres: the Double Concerto, the Two Portraits, and the chamber-orchestra version of the Sinfonietta.
    • Their show this weekend is their Irish premiere, and is performed at night on a spectacular seven-metre structure.
    • Forgiveness was selected as one of the opening films and will screen its international premiere at the festival.
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verb

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  • 1Give the first performance of: his first stage play was premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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    • International Fashion Machines is premiering their Electric Plaid light show at the current triennal.
    • Cable channels often ignore the ‘seasons’ altogether, premiering their shows over the summer when the networks are in reruns.
    • Apartment House are also premiering a piece by Gerhard Stäbler, one of Germany's most original middle-generation composers.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of a musical or theatrical work or a film) have its first performance: the show premiered in New York this week
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    • High school pupils who have written plays about car crime dangers saw their work premiered at Wigan Pier.
    • The work premiered in Sydney in May 2003 to extraordinary critical and audience acclaim.
    • In 1992, the film premiered and was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Origin

late 19th century: French première, feminine of premier 'first' (see premier).

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