first night


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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The first night of Hanukkah officially kicks off this Sunday—and what better way to ring in the festival of lights than with a flashing lineup of highly giftable blue-and-gold powders, pigments, and creams? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Happy Hanukkah! 8 Days of Blue-and-Gold Beauty Treasures to Give and Receive," 29 Nov. 2018 Frederik Söderberg of Sweden was spending his first night at a small hotel in the beachside town of Senggigi when the quake hit. Ben Otto And, WSJ, "Tourists Flee Indonesian Island After Earthquake as Search for Survivors Continues," 6 Aug. 2018 And yet after my first night in my fancy new bed, the assignment is already getting to me. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me," 12 Dec. 2018 After their first night in the hospital, the boys requested spicy basil pork, the officials added. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Rescue efforts resume for remaining 8 boys and their coach trapped in the Thai cave," 9 July 2018 The Los Angeles Kings looked lost in the neon signs their first night in Vegas, as the Golden Knights dictated the pace for virtually all 60 minutes but could only beat Jonathan Quick once. Eric Single,, "Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup: Bruins Dominate Maple Leafs in Game 1," 13 Apr. 2018 Brett Kavanaugh is no Neil Gorsuch — at least as a television draw for their first night on the national political stage. David Bauder, The Seattle Times, "Brett Kavanaugh announcement lags behind Neil Gorsuch pick," 10 July 2018 The first night of the amateur draft featured a West Coast tilt for the Cubs. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs' draft features a West Coast lean," 5 June 2018 The first night featured an Outstanding in the Field Filipino dinner, plus food trucks along the streets and booths filling the blocks in front of City Hall. Denise Florez,, "Food Bowl calendar final week (May 28-31)," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of first night

1698, in the meaning defined above

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