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de·but [or] dé·but

debut [or] début

de byu [or] deI byu
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 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.
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definition 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.
definition 3: the beginning of a career or the like.
The former catcher is making his debut as a pitcher in today's game.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: debuts, debuting, debuted
definition: to make a debut.
The play debuted on Broadway at the Minskoff Theater.
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition: 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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