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premiere

adjective pre·miere \ pri-ˈmyer , -ˈmir , -ˈmē-ər ; ˌpri-mē-ˈer \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of premiere

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Origin and Etymology of premiere

alteration of 1premier


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premiere

noun \ pri-ˈmyer , -ˈmir , -ˈmē-ər ; ˌpri-mē-ˈer \
variants: or less commonly première

Definition of premiere

1 :a first performance or exhibition
  • the premiere of a play
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
variants: or less commonly première or premier play \pri-ˈmyer, -ˈmir, -ˈmē-ər; ˌpri-mē-ˈer\

Definition of premiere

premiered also premièred; premiering also premièring
transitive verb
:to give a first public performance of
intransitive verb
1 :to have a first public performance
2 :to appear for the first time as a star performer

Examples of premiere in a Sentence

  1. The movie premieres next week.

First Known Use of premiere

1927

Other Performing Arts Terms


PREMIERE Defined for English Language Learners

premiere

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

noun pre·miere \ pri-ˈmyer , -ˈmir \

Definition of premiere for Students

:a first showing or performance

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premiere

verb

Definition of premiere for Students

premiered; premiering
:to have a first showing or performance
  • The movie premieres next week.


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