Definitions for debutdeɪˈbyu, dɪ-, ˈdeɪ byu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•butdeɪˈbyu, dɪ-, ˈdeɪ byu(n.; v.; adj.)-buted, -but•ing

or dé•but

  1. (n.)a first public appearance or presentation, as of a performer, artistic work, or new product.

  2. a formal introduction of a young woman into society.

  3. (v.i.)to make a debut.

  4. (v.t.)to perform (something) for the first time before an audience.

  5. to introduce, as a new product.

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  6. (adj.)of or constituting a first appearance.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of debut:

1745–55; < F début, der. of débuter to make the first stroke in a game, make one's first appearance; see butt2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry(noun)

    the act of beginning something new

    "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

  2. debut(verb)

    the presentation of a debutante in society

  3. debut(verb)

    present for the first time to the public

    "The band debuts a new song or two each month"

  4. debut(verb)

    appear for the first time in public

    "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out"

  5. debut(verb)

    make one's debut

    "This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. debut(noun)ɪˈbyu, dɪ-, ˈdeɪ byu

    a first performance in public

    She's making her dancing debut.

Wiktionary

  1. debut(Noun)

    A performer's first-time performance to the public.

    Since making its debut two years ago, the program has gained cult status.

  2. debut(Verb)

    to formally introduce, as to the public

    Amalgamated Software Systems debuted release 3.2 in Spring of 2004.

  3. debut(Verb)

    to make one's initial formal appearance

    Release 3.2 debuted to mixed reviews in Spring of 2004.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debut(noun)

    a beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker

Freebase

  1. Debut

    Debut is the second studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. The album was released in July 1993 on One Little Indian Records in the United Kingdom and Elektra Records in the United States. Björk worked on the album with producer Nellee Hooper who co-wrote five of Debut's songs with her. The album mostly consists of love songs relating to subjects such as her boyfriend Dominic Thrupp, her producer Nellee Hooper and to love of life itself. Musically, the songs on this album took a different direction from her previous albums with her former band The Sugarcubes, with the backing music ranging from house, jazz and trip hop styles. Most of the songs from Debut were written years prior to the production of the album. As well as working with Graham Massey, Björk wanted to work with jazz musicians and contacted Oliver Lake and Corky Hale to record jazz arrangements to some of the songs. After meeting producer Nellee Hooper, the two completed production on the album in 1993. On Debut's initial release, the album sold far greater than her label predicted, charting at number three in the United Kingdom and sixty-one in the United States. The album was certified gold in Canada and platinum in the United States. Debut received widespread critical acclaim from British critics who praised Björk's vocals and the choice of a wide range of musical styles on the album. In the United States, the album received more mixed reviews, with some critics complaining about the lack of rock music on Debut.

British National Corpus

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Translations for debut

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

debut, début(noun)

a first public appearance on the stage etc

She made her stage debut at the age of eight.

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