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de byu [or] deI byu

1.  a person’s first public appearance, as on stage or in concert.
The actor made his film debut playing a minor character.
Her debut at the piano was hailed by the critics.

2.  a formal entrance into society, esp. of a girl., and generally taking place at a ball with many guests attending.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt made her social debut in 1902 at the age of seventeen.

3.  the beginning of a career or the like.
The former catcher is making his debut as a pitcher in today’s game.

intransitive verb
to make a debut.
The play debuted on Broadway at the Minskoff Theater.

transitive verb
to present in public for the first time.
The band will debut its new singer tonight.
The singer debuted her new song in last night’s concert.

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