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premiere

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

Definition of premiere

  1. :  premier

Origin and Etymology of premiere

alteration of 1premier


First Known Use: 1768


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premiere

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noun pre·miere \same as 1premiere\

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.

Variants of premiere

less commonly

première

Origin and Etymology of premiere

French première, from feminine of premier first


First Known Use: 1889

Other Performing Arts Terms


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premiere

verb pre·miere \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.

1933

First Known Use of premiere

1933

Variants of premiere

less commonly

première

or

premier

play \same as 1premiere\

Other Performing Arts Terms


PREMIERE Defined for English Language Learners


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premiere

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noun pre·miere \same as 1premiere\

Definition of premiere for English Language Learners

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


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premiere

verb pre·miere \same as 1premiere\

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

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noun pre·miere \pri-ˈmyer, -ˈmir\

Definition of premiere for Students

  1. :  a first showing or performance


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premiere

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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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