opening night

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  1. the first performance of a theatrical attraction, taking place in the evening: The audience was full of celebrities on opening night.

Origin of opening night

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby opening night Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use opening night in a sentence

  • Haddon, she's got a bug about that dress, and she says she wants to take it to London with her, to use on the opening night.

    Cheerful--By Request | Edna Ferber
  • And the thief crawls through the opening night after night; is it not outrageous?'

    Norse Tales and Sketches | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • Barrie liked her work so much that he cabled Frohman about it on the opening night.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man | Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman