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premiere (n.)

1889, "a first performance of a play," from French première, in phrase première représentation, from fem. of premier "first" (see premier (adj.)). The verb is recorded from 1940. Related: Premiered; premiering.

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Definitions of premiere from WordNet
1
premiere (v.)
be performed for the first time;
We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success
Synonyms: premier
premiere (v.)
perform a work for the first time;
Synonyms: premier
2
premiere (n.)
the first public performance of a play or movie;
3
premiere (adj.)
preceding all others in time;
the premiere showing
Synonyms: premier
From wordnet.princeton.edu