beginning · noun C usually no plural /bɪˈgɪn.ɪŋ/Full view
Nouns: beginner, beginning
Verbs: begin
A2 the first part of something or the start of something
Dictionary examples:

We met at the beginning of 1998.

She sat down and read the book straight through from beginning to end.

I enjoyed my job at/in the beginning, but I'm bored with it now.

Learner example:

At the beginning of the party, we danced and sang. (Key English Test; A2; Farsi)

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