- a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
- the leading woman, as in a drama.
- to present publicly for the first time: to premiere a new foreign film.
- to have the first public showing: It will premiere at the Arcadia Theater.
- to perform publicly for the first time, as in a particular role, entertainment medium, etc.: When does he premiere as Hamlet?
- first; initial; principal: a premiere showing; the premiere attraction of the evening.
Origin of premiere
Examples from the Web for premiered
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There, she premiered the narrative and style that would gain her fame.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
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The play, which won several Tony Awards when it first premiered in 1979, deals with human dignity and inner and outer beauty.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
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"We should never have premiered cold like this," Lemson complained.The Premiere
- the first public performance of a film, play, opera, etc
- the leading lady in a theatre company
- to give or be the first public performance of
Word Origin and History for premiered
1889, "first performance of a play," from French première, in phrase première représentation, from fem. of Old French premier "first" (see premier). The verb is recorded from 1940.