Definitions for premiereprɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pre•miereprɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər(n.; v.; adj.)-miered, -mier•ing
(n.)a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
the leading woman, as in a drama.
(v.t.)to present publicly for the first time:
to premiere a new film.
(v.i.)to have the first public showing:
The act premiered in Boston.
to perform publicly for the first time, as in a particular role or medium:
to premiere as Ophelia.
Origin of premiere:
1890–95; < F première lit., first, fem. of premierpremier
the first public performance of a play or movie
preceding all others in time
"the premiere showing"
be performed for the first time
"We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success"
perform a work for the first time
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the first performance or showing of a play, piece of music, movie, etc.
stars arriving at the premiere of the movie
to perform or show for the first time
His new opera premieres at La Scala.
The first showing of a film, play or other form of entertainment, often held as a special event with celebrity guests.
The first episode of a television show or a particular season of that show.
In a series of narrative works, the installment that is chronologically set first.
Of a film or play, to play for the first time.
The new film premieres this weekend.
To present a film or play for the first time.
The local theatre will premiere its latest play this week.
Origin: From première "first"
Translations for premiere
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the first performance of a play, film etc.
- لَيْلَة الإفْتِتاحArabic
- estreiaPortuguese (BR)
- die PremiereGerman
- pertunjukan perdanaIndonesian
- première; prima visioneItalian
- شخص اولىPersian
- لومړنى كسPashto
- (ละคร; ภาพยนตร์) รอบปฐมทัศน์Thai
- ilk gösterim, galaTurkish
- 初次演出Chinese (Trad.)
- 初次演出Chinese (Simp.)
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