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debut

noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\

Simple Definition of debut

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

Full Definition of debut

  1. 1 :  a first appearance <made her singing debut>

  2. 2 :  a formal entrance into society

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.



Variants of debut

also dé·but play \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\

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

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debut

verb de·but

Simple Definition of debut

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a debut

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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.



1830

First Known Use of debut

1830

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DEBUT Defined for Kids

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debut

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noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈbyü\

Definition of debut

  1. 1 :  a first public appearance <The singer made his debut on TV.>

  2. 2 :  the formal entrance of a young woman into society




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debut

play
verb de·but

Definition of debut

de·but·ing \ˈdā-ˌbyü-iŋ, dā-ˈbyü-iŋ\de·but·ed \-ˌbyüd, -ˈbyüd\

  1. 1 :  to make a first public appearance <A new character debuted in today's comic strip.>

  2. 2 :  to present to the public for the first time <The car manufacturer is debuting its new models.>




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