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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Compared with the first night of debate, the second night was, to be honest, a little more boring and a lot more like a regular debate ... Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: Mitch McConnell Got a New Nickname," 4 Aug. 2019 The first night of the debate on Tuesday was all about the progressive-moderate divide on health care, immigration and other issues when Sens. NBC News, "Biden and Harris rematch in Detroit in second Democratic debate," 31 July 2019 The first night saw Detroit and Michigan wait for some time before being mentioned prominently. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Democratic debate: Moderates go after Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren," 30 July 2019 The first night will include Sanders and Warren — two of the most progressive candidates — as well as Midwestern moderates Buttigieg and Klobuchar. Madeleine Joung, Time, "The Second 2020 Democratic Debate Is Almost Here. Here’s Everything You Need to Know," 28 July 2019 The First American Jazz Festival,’’ opened in Rhode Island; among the performers the first night was Billie Holiday, who died in New York on this date in 1959 at age 44. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 17 July 2019 The first night of the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is over, with the first 10 candidates jousting Wednesday night in Miami. Author: Aaron Blake, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Winners and losers from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night," 27 June 2019 The first night of the first Democratic Party debates on June 26 didn’t have too many surprises. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Julián Castro's Immigration Policy Made Him the Breakout Star of the First Night of the Democratic Debates," 27 June 2019 The first night of the Democratic presidential candidates’ debates tonight (June 26) was a confusing affair. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The Democratic debaters each state the greatest threat to the US," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of first night

1698, in the meaning defined above

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