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debut

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noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\
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début

Definition of debut

  1. 1 :  a first appearance made her singing debut the writer's debut novel

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of debut

French début, from débuter to begin, from Medieval 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

Definition of debut

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a first appearance or a formal entrance into society :  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 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.

Origin and Etymology of debut

see 1debut


First Known Use: 1830

Other Performing Arts Terms


DEBUT Defined for English Language Learners

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debut

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noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈ\

Definition of debut for English Language Learners

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


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debut

verb de·but

Definition of debut for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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noun de·but \ˈdā-ˌbyü, dā-ˈbyü\

Definition of debut for Students

  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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verb de·but

Definition of debut for Students

debuting

\ˈdā-ˌbyü-iŋ, dā-ˈbyü-iŋ\;

debuted

\-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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