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debut

noun de·but \ ˈdā-ˌbyü , dā-ˈ \
variants: or less commonly début
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018
1 : a first appearance
  • made her singing debut
  • the writer's debut novel
2 : a formal entrance into society
  • in honor of their daughter's debut

Examples of debut in a Sentence

  1. my debut as a pianist

  2. He made his singing debut at a very young age.

  3. She is making her television debut.

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Origin and Etymology 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

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debut

verb
: to make a first appearance or a formal entrance into society : to make a debut
: to present to the public for the first time : introduce
  • debut a new product

Examples of debut in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of debut

see 1debut

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DEBUT Defined for English Language Learners

debut

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


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


DEBUT Defined for Kids

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debut

noun de·but \ ˈdā-ˌbyü , dā-ˈbyü \
1 : a first public appearance
  • The singer made his debut on TV.
2 : the formal entrance of a young woman into society

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debut

verb
debuting \ˈdā-ˌbyü-iŋ, dā-ˈbyü-iŋ\; debuted \-ˌbyüd, -ˈbyüd\
1 : to make a first public appearance
  • A new character debuted in today's comic strip.
2 : to present to the public for the first time
  • The car manufacturer is debuting its new models.


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