opening night

noun
the first performance of a theatrical attraction, taking place in the evening: The audience was full of celebrities on opening night.
Also called first night.


Origin:
1805–15

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Example sentences
If you're lucky, you'll be in town for the opening night of a musical flick.
Nigerians seemed thrilled with the show on its opening night.
The city's creaking infrastructure was painfully apparent on opening night.
Yet gunfire erupted in some movie houses on opening night.
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