openingnounuk /ˈəʊ.pən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈoʊp.nɪŋ/
opening noun (HOLE)
opening noun (CEREMONY)
opening noun (BEGINNING)
opening noun (OPPORTUNITY)
- There are several openings in the firm for suitably qualified applicants.
- Since qualifying as a teacher he's been unable to find an appropriate opening.
- An opening for a sales assistant is being advertised in the local paper.
- She's looking for an opening into the fashion business.
- Her retirement has created an opening for a new head of department.
openingadjective [before noun]uk /ˈəʊ.pən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈoʊp.nɪŋ/
- I did a few opening gags about the band that had been on before me.
- Her clever opening gambit gave her an early advantage.
- "I hear you're a friend of Jamie's, " was her opening gambit.
- It was the song's opening line, a series of profanities, that caused the record to be banned on the radio station.
- In his opening salvo the speaker fiercely attacked the government's record on healthcare.