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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French audicion, from Latin audītiō, from audiō (I hear).

NounEdit

audition (countable and uncountable, plural auditions)

  1. (countable) A performance, by an aspiring performer, to demonstrate suitability or talent.
    I've been to five auditions this week.
  2. (uncountable) The sense of hearing.
    His audition was poor.
  3. An act of hearing.
  4. (rare) Something heard.

SynonymsEdit

  • (performance by an aspiring performer): casting
  • (performance by an aspiring performer): tryout

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VerbEdit

audition (third-person singular simple present auditions, present participle auditioning, simple past and past participle auditioned)

  1. (transitive) To evaluate one or more performers in through an audition.
    We auditioned several actors for the part.
    • 2008, Denis Norden, chapter 8, in Chips from a Life, →ISBN:
      I was only once faced with the task of auditioning a nimiety of sopranos.
  2. (intransitive) To take part in such a performance.
    Several actors auditioned for the part.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin auditio, auditionem.

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NounEdit

audition f (plural auditions)

  1. audition (all senses)