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Definitions for premiere
prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛərpre·miere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premiereadjective

    the first public performance of a play or movie

  2. premier, premiereverb

    preceding all others in time

    "the premiere showing"

  3. premier, premiereverb

    be performed for the first time

    "We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success"

  4. premier, premiereverb

    perform a work for the first time


  1. premierenoun

    The first showing of a film, play or other form of entertainment, often held as a special event with celebrity guests.

  2. premierenoun

    The first episode of a television show or a particular season of that show.

  3. premierenoun

    In a series of narrative works, the installment that is chronologically set first.

  4. premiereverb

    Of a film or play, to play for the first time.

    The new film premieres this weekend.

  5. premiereverb

    To present a film or play for the first time.

    The local theatre will premiere its latest play this week.

  6. Etymology: From première "first"


  1. Premiere

    A première, also spelled premiere, is the debut (first public presentation) of a play, film, dance, or musical composition. A work will often have many premières: a world première (the first time it is shown anywhere in the world), its first presentation in each country, and an online première (the first time it is published on the Internet). When a work originates in a country that speaks a different language from that in which it is receiving its national or international première, it is possible to have two premières for the same work in the same country—for example, the play The Maids by the French dramatist Jean Genet received its British première (which also happened to be its world première) in 1952, in a production given in the French language. Four years later, it was staged again, this time in English, which was its English-language première in Britain.


  1. premiere

    A premiere is the first public performance, showing, or presentation of a theatrical work, movie, piece of music, or other form of entertainment. It is often held with much fanfare and attended by the creators of the work and invited guests. It can also refer to the beginning or first use of something.


  1. Premiere

    A premiere is the first public performance of a work, such as theater work, film, dance, or musical composition. Raymond F. Betts attributes the introduction of the film premiere to Sid Grauman.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premiere in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premiere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of premiere in a Sentence

  1. Nick Shymansky:

    (It's) very surreal, very awkward (to be at the premiere), but (it's) also a moment to be pleased that people are talking about her in the right light and people are thinking about her in the right way.

  2. Mike Schur:

    Part of the story of the premiere is that this team doesn't work together anymore, and she feels like she needs them back to do this final big project, the closeness of this group of people is fraying at the edges just because people's lives are taking them in different directions, and that culminates in the series finale.

  3. Dick Cheney:

    This is a totally radical regime that is the premiere sponsor of state terrorism in the world, and Obama’s about to give them nuclear weapons, it’s, I can’t think of a more terrible burden to leave the next president than what Obama is creating here.

  4. Werley Nortreus:

    Haïti est puni pour avoir été la première nation noire qui a aidé et montré à de nombreux pays comment obtenir leur liberté. Au fil des ans, Haïti est puni pour la libération de nombreux esclaves à travers le monde.

  5. Jacqueline Bisset:

    I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra, and perhaps people jumped to conclusions. He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.

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