the first performance of a theatrical attraction, taking place in the evening: The audience was full of celebrities on opening night.
Words nearby opening night
Origin of opening night
First recorded in 1805–15
Also called first night.
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Examples from the Web for opening night
At the opening-night party, Mart Crowley saw Mae West sitting alone, except for the company of two musclemen bodyguards.
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