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opening night

the first performance of a theatrical attraction, taking place in the evening:
The audience was full of celebrities on opening night.
Also called first night.
Origin of opening night
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A new period began on the opening night for all who were present.

  • It was late on the opening night when he returned to Alcala.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • The prime minister promised to be present on the opening night.

    Cashel Byron's Profession George Bernard Shaw
  • Worse than that, on the last awful day before the opening night she had a sharp attack of pleurisy.

    Ten American Girls From History Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • Of course she let on to me that she hadnt seen the play yet, though my designer said she saw her there on the opening night.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • She must know then what their inferences would be from the fact of his asking her out to supper on the opening night.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • It was evidenced on the opening night that Will had left a good impression in Chicago from former visits.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • I recognized the person who had reproved Will after the supper at the College Inn on the opening night.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • At the rival house Ponchielli's La Gioconda attracted a large but not a crowded audience on the opening night.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson

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