opening noun (HOLE)
- There was a small opening on the side of the box.
- Tear along the dotted line to create an opening.
- Water was flooding through an opening in the dam.
- The rabbit escaped through an opening in the fence.
- The rain was coming through an opening in the roof.
opening noun (CEREMONY)
opening noun (BEGINNING)
- The opening of the film contains a famous chase sequence.
- The play's opening introduces the audience to the main characters.
- The play has been performed with different openings.
- The director filmed two different openings to the movie.
- His letters always had a charming opening.
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/
her opening remarks 她的開場白
the opening night 首演／映之夜
- 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.