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1audition

noun au·di·tion \-ˈdi-shən\

: a short performance to show the talents of someone (such as an actor or a musician) who is being considered for a role in a play, a position in an orchestra, etc.

Full Definition of AUDITION

1
:  the power or sense of hearing
2
:  the act of hearing; especially :  a critical hearing <an audition of new recordings>
3
:  a trial performance to appraise an entertainer's merits
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Origin of AUDITION

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin audition-, auditio, from audire
First Known Use: 1599

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

2audition

verb

of a performer : to try out for a role in a play or film, a position in an orchestra, etc. : to perform in an audition

: to test (someone) in an audition

au·di·tionedau·di·tion·ing\-ˈdi-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Full Definition of AUDITION

transitive verb
:  to test or try out especially in an audition
intransitive verb
:  to give a trial performance

Examples of AUDITION

  1. When he came in to audition, he was very charming.
  2. They auditioned several girls for the role.
  3. We will audition dancers today.

First Known Use of AUDITION

1931

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
AUDITIONING Defined for Kids

1audition

noun au·di·tion \-ˈdi-shən\

Definition of AUDITION for Kids

:  a short performance to test the talents of someone (as a singer, dancer, or actor)

2audition

verb
au·di·tionedau·di·tion·ing

Definition of AUDITION for Kids

:  to test or try out in a short performance <He auditioned for a part in the play.> <They auditioned her for the lead role.>
Medical Dictionary

audition

noun au·di·tion \-ˈdish-ən\

Medical Definition of AUDITION

1
:  the power or sense of hearing
2
:  the act of hearing

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