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Definition of "début" []

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "début" 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."