debut

noun
de·but | \ ˈdā-ˌbyü , dā-ˈ \
variants: or less commonly début

Definition of debut 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

debut

verb

Definition of debut (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a first appearance or a formal entrance into society : to make a debut

transitive verb

: to present to the public for the first time : introduce debut a new product

Examples of debut in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

The singer debuted 10 years ago, at the age of 15. The car debuted 30 years ago. The computer will soon be debuting in stores across the country. The network debuts a new sitcom tonight.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And a modern retelling of the story starring Lea Thompson is expected to debut in theaters later this fall. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet Are Reportedly in Talks to Star in New Adaptation of Little Women," 29 June 2018 With the Steeldogs, Kirk tallied 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 38 games and eventually made his debut with the Steelers later that year. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes' British-born Liam Kirk followed a different path en route to making history," 29 June 2018 Located at 2988 McFarlane Road, the five-story, 100-room hotel will be the first Mr. C hotel to debut in the southeastern United States. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "A famous Italian family is opening its first Florida hotel in Coconut Grove — and soon," 26 June 2018 Hutchison makes his professional debut with Chicago on Saturday, July 7, in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "Chicago Bulls high on Hutchison and his college coach," 25 June 2018 Now, Aaron is paying homage to the Queen City in a new way: This time, through his debut album with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "3 headlines: Cincinnati makes Kesha cry, Big Red Machine and lots of new food," 13 July 2018 Their debut album, Daddy, which arrived on June 15, confronts heteronormativity and conventions of gender expression alongside abrasive musicality. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "GRLwood Host Basement Rager in 'Bisexual' Video: Premiere," 13 July 2018 The debut album was a two-person affair, with Milosh and former bandmate Robin Hannibal (also of Quadron) making essentially a bedroom record, in its own bubble. Robert Spuhler, SFChronicle.com, "Rhye reemerges with new energy, set to perform in SF," 12 July 2018 Browse through the photos at the top of this story to see more of the excited Cionel Perez during his Major League debut. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Look how happy Astros rookie Cionel Perez was to make his big league debut," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Creative types heading to the musical and cultural city of Nashville may want to check out a new hotel debuting just steps from the music industry’s most iconic venues. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Here, there, and everywhere," 10 July 2018 There is no set timeline for when Gras will debut his own menu, Skenes said. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Saison adds a star chef: Laurent Gras," 10 July 2018 Terminal 2 was expanded in 2013 at a cost of nearly $1 billion; in May, a 2,900-parking garage opened, and last month, the airport debuted a $229 million international arrivals facility. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Airport releases environmental analysis of $3B plan to redevelop terminals," 10 July 2018 In February of this year, Apple filed for the new $329 iPad in February, ahead of its March education event where the product was debuted. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Apple registers new iPads and MacBooks in Eurasia," 5 July 2018 Since debuting her line of Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner hasn't been shy about shaking up our usual makeup routines. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner's Kylighter Is Possibly Getting a New Formula," 4 July 2018 The series will move to Amazon Prime for its fourth season, debuting sometime in 2019. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Expanse is an excellent sci-fi space opera. But it’s fundamentally a detective show.," 1 July 2018 Since officially debuting in 2008, this fiery red-head has wrestled with some of the top talent in some of the top companies, like Ohio Valley Wrestling, Shimmer, Queens of Combat, Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Growing up poor, this cancer-surviving wrestler with a cool name helps to end hunger," 29 June 2018 Since debuting in 2015, Viking's ocean cruise division has made a mark in the industry with a formula that centers around small ships, a focus on the destination experience and more time in ports than is common at many ocean lines. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Astronaut christens new Viking Cruises ship, Viking Orion, in elaborate ceremony," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of debut

Noun

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1830, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for debut

Noun

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

Verb

see debut entry 1

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debut

noun

English Language Learners Definition of debut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

debut

verb

English Language Learners Definition of debut (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

noun
de·but | \ ˈdā-ˌbyü , dā-ˈbyü \

Kids Definition of debut

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

2 : the formal entrance of a young woman into society

debut

verb
debuting\ˈdā-ˌbyü-iŋ, dā-ˈbyü-iŋ \; debuted\-ˌbyüd, -ˈbyüd \

Kids Definition of debut (Entry 2 of 2)

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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