tryout

noun try·out \ ˈtrī-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of tryout

: an experimental performance or demonstration: such as
a : a test of the ability (as of an athlete or actor) to fill a part or meet standards
b : a performance of a play prior to its official opening to determine response and discover weaknesses

Examples of tryout in a Sentence

  1. Open tryouts for the team are next Monday.

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First Known Use of tryout

1903


try out

verb

Definition of try out

intransitive verb
: to compete for a position especially on an athletic team or for a part in a play

Examples of try out in a Sentence

  1. want to try out my new skateboard?

  2. tried out his skill at archery

First Known Use of try out

1909


TRYOUT Defined for English Language Learners

tryout

noun

Definition of tryout for English Language Learners

  • : a test of someone's ability to do something that is used to see if he or she should join a team, perform in a play, etc.

  • : a test of the quality, value, or usefulness of something


TRYOUT Defined for Kids

tryout

noun try·out \ ˈtrī-ˌau̇t \

Definition of tryout for Students

: a test of the ability (as of an athlete or an actor) to fill a part or meet standards


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