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premiere

play
adjective pre·miere \pri-ˈmyer, -ˈmir, -ˈmē-ər; ˌpri-mē-ˈer\

Definition of premiere

  1. :  premier

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Origin and Etymology of premiere

alteration of 1premier


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premiere

play play
noun pre·miere \same as 1premiere\
variants: or less commonly

première

Definition of premiere

  1. 1 :  a first performance or exhibition the premiere of a play

  2. 2 :  the chief actress of a theatrical cast

Examples of premiere in a Sentence

  1. The movie will have its premiere next week.

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Origin and Etymology of premiere

French première, from feminine of premier first

Other Performing Arts Terms


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premiere

verb pre·miere \same as 1premiere\
variants: or less commonly

première

or

premier

play \same as 1premiere\

Definition of premiere

premiered

also

premièred

;

premiering

also

premièring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a first public performance of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to have a first public performance

  5. 2 :  to appear for the first time as a star performer

Examples of premiere in a Sentence

  1. The movie premieres next week.

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First Known Use of premiere

1927

Other Performing Arts Terms


PREMIERE Defined for English Language Learners

premiere

play play
noun

Definition of premiere for English Language Learners

  • : the first time a film, play, television show, etc., is shown or performed

premiere

verb

Definition of premiere for English Language Learners

  • of a movie, play, television show, etc. : to be shown or performed for the first time

  • : to show or perform (a movie, play, television show, etc.) for the first time


PREMIERE Defined for Kids

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premiere

play
noun pre·miere \pri-ˈmyer, -ˈmir\

Definition of premiere for Students

  1. :  a first showing or performance


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premiere

play
verb pre·miere

Definition of premiere for Students

premiered

;

premiering

  1. :  to have a first showing or performance The movie premieres next week.



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