Crossword clues for debut
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1751, from French début "first appearance," a figurative use from débuter "make the first stroke at billiards," also "to lead off at bowls" (a game akin to bowling), 16c., from but "mark, goal," from Old French but "end" (see butt (n.3)). The verb is first attested 1830.\n\nDébut can only be pronounced as French, and should not be used by anyone who shrinks from the necessary effort.
n. A performer's first-time performance to the public. vb. 1 (context transitive chiefly US English) to formally introduce, as to the public 2 (context intransitive English) to make one's initial formal appearance
the presentation of a debutante in society
v. present for the first time to the public; "The and debuts a new song or two each month"
appear for the first time in public; "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out"
make one's debut; "This young soprano debuts next months at the Metropolitan Opera"
Debut is the first international solo studio album by Icelandic recording artist Björk. The album was released in July 1993 on One Little Indian and Elektra Records, and was produced by Björk in collaboration with artist Nellee Hooper. Her first recording following the dissolution of her previous band the Sugarcubes, the album departed from the rock-oriented style of her previous work and instead drew on an eclectic variety of styles across electronic pop, house music, jazz and trip hop.
Debut received widespread critical acclaim from British music critics, though United States reviewers doled out more mixed reviews. Upon its initial release, the album sold far greater than her label predicted, charting at number three in the United Kingdom and 61 in the United States. It was certified gold in Canada and platinum in the United States, where it remains her best-selling album to date.
Five singles were released from Debut: " Human Behaviour", " Venus as a Boy", " Play Dead", " Big Time Sensuality" and " Violently Happy". All five singles charted in the United Kingdom with only "Human Behaviour", "Violently Happy" and "Big Time Sensuality" charting on dance and modern rock charts in the United States.
A debut is the first public appearance of a person or thing.
Debut may also refer to:
- Philippine Debut, a coming-of-age celebration for Filipino women
- Debut, the introduction of young upper class women, debutantes, to society
Debut is the debut studio album by Austrian singer, songwriter, and actress Zoë (full name Zoë Straub). The album was released on 23 October 2015 through Global Rockstar Music.
Usage examples of "debut".
Eisenhower beat his Democratic rival, Adlai Stevenson, in the US presidential election, and in Hollywood, one of the few bright moments in a dull year was the debut appearance of a stunning blond starlet named Marilyn Monroe.
Certainly her resolve to send the younger Arabella to make her debut into society under the aegis of Lady Bridlington was of no very recent date.
So I continued to dance in Human, and for the whole cycloramic world of sea and sunset-but began subtly aiming it at the sea lions, as though they were the two important critics in a packed theatre, or my actual grandparents come to see my solo debut.
In May, along with narcissus and lilacs, the Hungarian dermatologist made his debut.
Lucy could remember the Sabbath when two men failed the test and lay writhing on the floor, felled by an Eastern diamondback that was making his debut appearance.
Having made its debut appearance in the dictionary in 1929, this rather arcane notion of foreplay has remained strangely static.
Vaughan Williams dies just after the debut of his final symphony, a last holdout against Boulez and Berio.
Thelesis de Mornay would debut her epic verses, in praise of bride and groom alike.
As we saw in the last chapter, Shiga was associated with the patrician White Birch school of writers who made their debut about 1910, and devoted himself as a writer to a minute analysis and re-analysis of his emotional life and psyche and of his relations with his father, his wife, and others close to him.
La Svengali chose to make her debut before the most critical audience in the world!
Elsie bravely insisted that I attend the American Booksellers Association Convention in San Francisco, where the DAW hardcover list was being debuted with special bound galleys, and where I was planning to meet Tad for the first time.
His literary debut was an overpraised adult novel of an indisputably literary sort.
She devoured, without skipping a work, all the accounts of first nights, races, and soirees, took interest in the debut of a singer, in the opening of a new shop.
Once More into the Breeches had become very popular since its Trinity College debut.
I'm the Contributing Writer for Infernal, an on-line publication that will be debuting in June.