Part of speech: noun

A first appearance, as in society; first attempt.

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Usage examples "debut":

  1. Next morning Rose went home to the city and soon after made a brilliant debut in society, for she was really a charming little thing. - "Hoosier Mosaics", Maurice Thompson.
  2. The present volume contains Mogens, the story with which he made his literary debut, and other characteristic stories. - "Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss", Jens Peter Jacobsen.
  3. They had suspended him from his office,- they feared that the new opera, and the first debut of his daughter as prima donna, would be too much for his nerves. - "Zanoni", Edward Bulwer Lytton.