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1debut

noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\

: the first time an actor, musician, athlete, etc., does something in public or for the public

Full Definition of DEBUT

1
:  a first appearance <made her singing debut>
2
:  a formal entrance into society

Variants of DEBUT

de·but also ·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\

Examples of DEBUT

  1. my debut as a pianist
  2. He made his singing debut at a very young age.
  3. She is making her television debut.

Origin of DEBUT

French début, from débuter to begin, from Middle French desbuter to play first, from des- de- + but starting point, goal — more at butt
First Known Use: 1751

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

2debut

verb

: to appear in public for the first time : to make a debut

: to show or provide (something, such as a product, television show, etc.) to the public for the first time

Full Definition of DEBUT

intransitive verb
:  to make a debut
transitive verb
:  to present to the public for the first time :  introduce <debut a new product>

Examples of DEBUT

  1. The singer debuted 10 years ago, at the age of 15.
  2. The car debuted 30 years ago.
  3. The computer will soon be debuting in stores across the country.
  4. The network debuts a new sitcom tonight.

First Known Use of DEBUT

1830

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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