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.
- Also pre·mière [pri-meer, -myair; French pruh-myer] /prɪˈmɪər, -ˈmyɛər; French prəˈmyɛr/ .
- premier, premiere
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How to use premiere in a sentence
Despite building around two of the league’s premiere two-way players, the Clippers’ defense struggled when Leonard and George shared the court during the playoffs.
Some people may sign up to keep Baby Yoda in their lives through December, while others may let their subscriptions lapse in November only to re-up when “Soul” premieres at the end of next month, with those subscriptions carrying into January.TV networks cut costs to confront shrinking profits amid streaming shift | Tim Peterson | November 11, 2020 | Digiday
Then, shortly before the August premiere, three potential competitors tested positive for the coronavirus and weren’t eligible to play.How ‘Big Brother’ (barely) redeemed itself after one of the most boring seasons ever | Emily Yahr | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
The social networking giant on Monday premiered a handful of video games that are streamed to people’s smartphones and personal computers.Facebook joins Microsoft, Google, and Amazon in cloud gaming | jonathanvanian2015 | October 26, 2020 | Fortune
Three years later, in 2019 YouTube announced that it would begin premiering original shows on its free, ad-supported tier.Quibi’s shutdown underscores economic challenge for big-budget, bite-sized shows | Tim Peterson | October 23, 2020 | Digiday
We are premiering the film Meena tonight not just to raise awareness about this issue.
I'm seated outside with Grey having lunch in Austin, Texas, where her latest film, Open Windows, is premiering as part of SXSW.Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash | Marlow Stern | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The new comedy, premiering Wednesday night on ABC, stars Rebel Wilson.
This summer, NBC has eight shows premiering original episodes.How the Rise of Summer TV Hurts Writers’ Residuals | Kevin Fallon | June 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Evan Rachel Wood stars as a flighty barista in ‘A Case of You,’ premiering at Tribeca.Evan Rachel Wood on Tribeca Film ‘Case Of You,’ Coming Out as Bisexual, Her Pregnancy, and More | Marlow Stern | April 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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