Definition of "debut" []

  • A first public appearance, as of a performer. (noun)
  • The formal presentation of a young woman to society. (noun)
  • The beginning of a course of action: the debut of a new foreign policy. (noun)
  • Usage Problem To present in or make a debut. (verb-transitive)
  • The first public appearance of an actor, musician, etc, or the first public presentation of a show (noun)

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  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The presentation of a debutante (noun)
  • To make a debut (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "debut" in a sentence
  • ""The Mancy of Sound," Mr. Coleman's sharp new album with Five Elements, was released in late July; "Synastry," a chamberlike duo outing by Ms. Shyu and the bassist Mark Dresser, is due out next week; and Mr. Sorey will make his label debut as a bandleader in September, with "Oblique 1," a state-of-the-art quintet album."
  • "Harper makes his label debut with "Four Aces and a Harp," featuring noted Chicago-area blues players John Primer, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Jimmy Burns, and Robert Stroger."
  • "Katharine will make her label debut later this year."