See also debut

English[edit | edit source]

Alternative spellings[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From the French verbal noun début, from débuter (begin”, “start”, “lead off).[1]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Début

Plural
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Début ({{{1}}})

  1. (especially, of public perfomers)[1] A person’s or thing’s first appearance before society or another audience; one’s “maiden voyage”.[1]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Début

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Début (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. Make one’s début.[1]

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

  • (applicable to all senses) On first reading by a person unfamiliar with this term, debut may be mispronounced *[dɪˈbʌt] (cf. rebut) if it is written without the disambiguating acute accent.

Related terms[edit | edit source]

Dictionary notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Oxford English Dictionary defines début but does not list debut.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 ‖début, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
  2. Template:R:Fowler's 1926, page 104
      début, débutant(e).Début can only be pronounced as French […]

Anagrams[edit | edit source]


French[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From the French verb débuter.[1]


Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Début m. (plural Débuts)

  1. start, beginning

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

de:début et:début el:début es:début fr:début ko:début io:début id:début ku:début hu:début pl:début pt:début fi:début vi:début

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