with Anu Garg
debut (day-BYOO, DAY-byoo)
1. A first public appearance on a stage, on television, etc.
2. The first appearance of something, as a new product.
3. The formal introduction and entrance of a young woman into society, as at an annual ball.
4. The beginning of a profession, career, etc.
1. To make a debut, as in society or in a performing art.
2. To appear for the first time, as on the market.
1. To perform for the first time before an audience.
2. To place on the market for the first time; introduce.
Of, pertaining to, or constituting a first appearance.
[French debut, from debuter, to give the first stroke in a game, begin : de-,
from, away (from Old French de-) + but, goal, target, from Old French butte.]
"The suspense builds from the first pages of Mary Howard's debut novel--
a book so sure-handed and graceful that you might forget it's a murder
Nina Sonenberg, Discovering the Body (book review), The New York Times,
Oct 8, 2000.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is
oblivion. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)
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