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



BrE BrE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈdɪʃn//
Producing music
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a short performance given by an actor, a singer, etc., so that somebody can decide whether they are suitable to act in a play, sing in a concert, etc. Auditions will be held from 9–12 on Friday. She had an audition for drama school. Wordfinderactor, audition, body double, cameo, cast, play, role, star, stuntman, understudy See related entries: Producing music Word Originlate 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 We’re holding auditions for new actors. an audition for a place at drama school an audition with Houston Ballet an audition with the Royal Ballet I had a letter four days later to say I had passed the audition. She had an audition for a small part in a soap opera. You need to choose your audition piece carefully.
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