screen test


Definition of screen test

: a short film sequence for assessing the ability or suitability of a person for a motion-picture role

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screen-test \ ˈskrēn-​ˈtest How to pronounce screen-test (audio) \ transitive verb

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Screen test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of screen test

: a recording of a short performance by an actor that is made with a movie or video camera and that is used to decide if that person should be given a part in a movie

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