opening night

Definition of opening night

:the evening when something (such as a play or concert) is performed in front of an audience for the first time
  • I have tickets for opening night.

Word by Word Definitions

opening play
  1. : an act or instance of making or becoming open

  2. : an act or instance of beginning : commencement

  3. : something that is open: such as

night play
  1. : the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

  2. : an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

  3. : an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. : of, relating to, or associated with the night

  2. : intended for use at night

  3. : existing, occurring, or functioning at night


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