Meaning of “opening night” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “opening night” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"opening night" in American English

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opening nightnoun [ C ]

us /ˈoʊ·pə·nɪŋ ˈnɑait/

the first night that a play or other entertainment is performed or shown

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"opening night" in Business English

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opening nightnoun [ C ]

uk us

the first night that a play, film, etc. is performed or shown :

a gala opening night.

(Definition of “opening night” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)