debut: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dā-by', di-, dā'by, deb'y), [key]
— n.
  1. a first public appearance on a stage, on television, etc.
  2. the first appearance of something, as a new product.
  3. (of a young woman) a formal introduction and entrance into society, as at an annual ball.
  4. the beginning of a profession, career, etc.
  1. to make a debut, as in society or in a performing art: She decided to debut with several other violinists.
  2. to appear for the first time, as on the market: A new product will debut next month.
  1. to perform (something) for the first time before an audience: He didn't know when the orchestra would debut his new symphony.
  2. to place on the market for the first time; introduce.
  1. of, pertaining to, or constituting a first appearance: a debut performance; a debut record album.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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