Definition of audition verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    audition

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they audition
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
     
    he / she / it auditions
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃnz//
     
    past simple auditioned
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃnd//
     
    past participle auditioned
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃnd//
     
    -ing form auditioning
    BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃnɪŋ//
     
    Producing a play, Producing music
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] audition (for something) to take part in an audition She was auditioning for the role of Lady Macbeth. Hundreds of people auditioned. See related entries: Producing music
  2. 2[transitive] audition somebody (for something) to watch, listen to and judge somebody at an audition We auditioned over 200 children for the part. See related entries: Producing a play, Producing music
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘power of hearing or listening’): from Latin auditio(n-), from audire ‘hear’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 19th cent.Extra examples I auditioned and was given the part. We auditioned over 200 children for the role. We auditioned several excellent musicians.
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