Pronunciation: (pri-mēr', -myâr'), [key]
—n., v., -miered, -mier•ing,
1. a first public performance or showing of a play, opera, film, etc.
2. the leading woman, as in a drama.
to present publicly for the first time: to premiere a new foreign film.
1. to have the first public showing: It will premiere at the Arcadia Theater.
2. 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.
Pronunciation: (pri-mēr', -myâr'; Fr. pru-myer'), [key]
—pl. -mièresPronunciation: (-mērz', -myârz'; Fr. -myer'), [key]
—v.t., v.i., -miered, -mier•ing,
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