Definition of premiere noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpremieə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪr//
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪr//
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the first public performance of a film/movie or play the world premiere of his new play The movie will have its premiere in July. Word Originlate 19th cent.: French première, feminine of premier ‘first’, from Latin primarius ‘principal’.Extra examples He conducted the world premiere of the symphony. London hosted the star-studded premiere of ‘Harry Potter’. The movie receives its American premiere on November 16. The opera was given its premiere by the New York City Opera. They attended the premiere together. the movie’s premiere party the premiere episode of ‘Angel’ the premiere issue of a new journal the stage premiere of John Adams’s opera He was unable to attend the world premiere of his new play.
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