Definition of opening night noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

opening night

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[usually singular] Producing a play, Showing films
 
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the first night that, for example, a play is performed or a film/movie is shown to the public tickets for the opera’s opening night The president gave a speech at the opening night of the convention. Wordfindercue, dresser, matinee, opening night, ovation, performance, prompter, rehearsal, scene-shifter, stage manager See related entries: Producing a play, Showing films
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: opening night