[ pri-meer, -myair ]
/ prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər /
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a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
the leading woman, as in a drama.
verb (used with object), pre·miered, pre·mier·ing.
to present publicly for the first time: to premiere a new foreign film.
verb (used without object), pre·miered, pre·mier·ing.
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.
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Also pre·mière [pri-meer, -myair; French pruh-myer] /prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər; French prəˈmyɛr/ .
Origin of premiere
First recorded in 1890–95; from French première literally, “first”; feminine of premier; see origin at premier
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH premierepremier, premiere
Other definitions for premiere (2 of 2)
[ pri-meer, -myair; French pruh-myer ]
/ prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər; French prəˈmyɛr /
noun, verb (used with or without object), adjective plural pre·mières [pri-meerz, -myairz; French pruh-myer], /prɪˈmɪərz, -ˈmyɛərz; French prəˈmyɛr/, pre·mièred, pre·mièr·ing,
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How to use premiere in a sentence
On rival CBS, which had been the original home of The Twilight Zone, the long running Murder, She Wrote premiered in 1984.How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’|Rich Goldstein|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The beloved Mr. Roger's premiered in 1968, opening a door to television that didn't speak down to children.‘Sesame Street’ Is Middle-Aged and Awesome|Emily Shire|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And after the film premiered in Telluride, you were accused by Iran State Media of being a “Zionist” CIA spy.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We shot the movie during a war and premiered it during another.
Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis as the first female U.S. president, premiered in 2005.Will There Ever Be a ‘Good Wife’ Effect on Politics?|Keli Goff|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We should never have premiered cold like this," Lemson complained.The Premiere|Richard Sabia
British Dictionary definitions for premiere
/ (ˈprɛmɪˌɛə, ˈprɛmɪə) /
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 for premiere
C19: from French, feminine of premier first
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