first night


Definition of first night 

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

Examples of first night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The first night, a few players had watched the proceedings from the entrance to the shower room, towels around their waists. Ben Reiter,, "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,, "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 Charli XCX has apologized to fans after an unexpected wardrobe malfunction that occurred during the first night of Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Charli XCX suffers wardrobe malfunction during Taylor Swift Reputation Tour performance," 9 May 2018 More: Mason's Angela Perkins appears in new season of 'Survivor' Last week: Mason woman survives first night of 'Survivor' Angela was instantly involved in the drama as members of the new Naviti tribe began scheming. Rasputin Todd,, "Who was voted off 'Survivor' tonight? Did local woman squeak through?," 7 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'first night.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of first night

1698, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about first night

Share first night

Statistics for first night

Last Updated

9 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for first night

The first known use of first night was in 1698

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on first night

See words that rhyme with first night

Comments on first night

What made you want to look up first night? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!