debut Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “debut” in the English Dictionary

"debut" in British English

See all translations

debutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us   /ˈdeɪ.bju/
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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

debutverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈdeɪ.bju/ us   /ˈdeɪ.bju/
to perform or be introduced to the public for the first time: The Broadway show debuted last year to great acclaim.
(Definition of debut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"debut" in American English

See all translations

debutnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˈdeɪ·bju, deɪˈbju/
a first public appearance or activity: Cassavetes made his film debut in “Taxi” in 1953.
verb [I/T] us   /ˈdeɪ·bju, deɪˈbju/
[T] I’ll be debuting this song next Saturday night.
(Definition of debut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"debut" in Business English

See all translations

debutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdeɪbjuː/ us   /deɪˈbjuː/
the first time that something appears in public, or that a product, service, or shares become available to buy: Shares in the company rose 12% on their stock market debut.

debutverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈdeɪbjuː/ us   /deɪˈbjuː/
if a company debuts a product, service , or share, or if it debuts, it becomes available to the public for the first time: The company has recently debuted its new website. Drug discount cards, approved by Medicare, debuted last year.
(Definition of debut from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “debut”
in Chinese (Simplified) 首演,首次公演…
in Turkish sahneye ilk çıkış, ilk gösteri…
in Russian дебют…
in Chinese (Traditional) 首演,首次公演…
in Polish debiut…
What is the pronunciation of debut?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“debut” in British English

“debut” in American English

“debut” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day


Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More