Definition of premiere in English:

premiere

Line breaks: prem|iere
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛmɪɛː
 
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noun

The first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a film: the world premiere of his new play
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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.
Synonyms
first performance, first showing, first night, opening, opening night, debut, launch

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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