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debut

noun [C] uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us  
C1 the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time: She made her professional stage debut in Swan Lake. He started as an actor, making his debut as a director in 1990. her debut (= first) album
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verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us  
to perform or be introduced to the public for the first time: The Broadway show debuted last year to great acclaim.
Translations of “debut”
in Chinese (Traditional) 首演,首次公演…
in Russian дебют…
in Turkish sahneye ilk çıkış, ilk gösteri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 首演,首次公演…
in Polish debiut…
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