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

 

premiere

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpremieə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪr//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they premiere
BrE BrE//ˈpremieə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪr//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪr//
 
he / she / it premieres
BrE BrE//ˈpremieəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪrz//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪrz//
 
past simple premiered
BrE BrE//ˈpremieəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪrd//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪrd//
 
past participle premiered
BrE BrE//ˈpremieəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪrd//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪrd//
 
-ing form premiering
BrE BrE//ˈpremieərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈmɪrɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//prɪˈmjɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] premiere (something) to perform a play or piece of music or show a film/movie to an audience for the first time; to be performed or shown to an audience for the first time The play was premiered at the Birmingham Rep in 2014. His new movie premieres in New York this week. Word Origin late 19th cent.: French première, feminine of premier ‘first’, from Latin primarius ‘principal’.
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