first night

noun

Definition of first night 

: the night on which a theatrical production is first performed at a given place also : the performance itself

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This is a crazy night, okay, because this is the first night. Mark Gray, PEOPLE.com, "It’s B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Gwen Stefani Kicks Off Vegas Residency Show with Blake Shelton on Hand: All the Details," 28 June 2018 When the nurse offered to take Christian to the nursery that first night, both John and Megan murmured assent, then fell asleep before the two had even left the room. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, "The Parent Trip: Megan and John Soliman of Manayunk," 13 Feb. 2018 The first night, a few players had watched the proceedings from the entrance to the shower room, towels around their waists. Ben Reiter, SI.com, "Why Carlos Beltrán Was the Perfect Addition to Aid the Astros' Journey to the World Series," 9 July 2018 One striking thing on the casino's very first night: the absence of any noticeable cigarette smell, with the casino only hours old. Wayne Parry, chicagotribune.com, "2 Atlantic City casinos open a day early," 29 June 2018 The six members of Super Junior in attendance at KCON 2018 NY closed out the first night’s headlining concert on June 23. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Super Junior Discuss Latin Digital Song Sales Chart Success of 'Lo Siento' at KCON 2018 NY," 26 June 2018 The acclaimed director talked for the first time about his next project, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring the big-time screen duo of Brad Pitt and DiCaprio, during the closing moments of the national convention of theater owners first night. USA TODAY, "Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino crank up hype for movie with Brad Pitt at CinemaCon," 24 Apr. 2018 However, plenty of other famous South Korean musicians were present at the Olympics' first night. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS Fans Loved That “DNA” Was Played at the 2018 Winter Olympics," 9 Feb. 2018 On Maria's first night as a dinner guest, the sixteen-year-old Liesl escapes from the dinner table to meet the telegram delivery boy, Rolf. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from The Sound of Music," 17 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of first night

1698, in the meaning defined above

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