Definitions for audienceˈɔ di əns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
au•di•ence*ˈɔ di əns(n.)
the group of spectators at a public event; listeners or viewers collectively, as in attendance at a play or concert.
the persons reached by a book, radio or television broadcast, etc.; public.
a regular public that manifests interest, support, enthusiasm, or the like; following.
opportunity to be heard; chance to speak; a hearing.
a formal interview with a sovereign or other high-ranking person:
an audience with the pope.
the act of hearing, or attending to, words or sounds.
* Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of audience:
1325–75; ME < MF < L audientia act of listening, group of listeners = audient-, s. of audiēns, prp. of audīre to hear + -ia -ia
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
"the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
"every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"
consultation, audience, interview(noun)
a conference (usually with someone important)
"he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
audience(noun)ˈɔ di əns
spectators of a concert, television show, etc.
The audience roared with laughter.; plays for young audiences
audienceˈɔ di əns
a formal meeting
an audience with the Pope
Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening.
A group of people within hearing; specifically a group of people listening to a performance, speech etc.; the crowd seeing a stage performance.
We joined the audience just as the lights went down.
A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary.
She managed to get an audience with the Pope.
The readership of a book or other written publication.
"Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience.
The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows.
the act of hearing; attention to sounds
admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business
an auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers
Translations for audience
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a group of people watching or listening to a performance etc
The audience at the concert; a television audience.
- gehoor, kykersAfrikaans
- جُمهور المُشاهِدين أو المُسْتَمِعينArabic
- públicoPortuguese (BR)
- das PublikumGerman
- publikum; tilhørereDanish
- حضار؛ شنوندگانFarsi
- auditoire; publicFrench
- hallgatóság, közönségHungarian
- áheyrendur, áhorfendur, lesendurIcelandic
- žiūrovai, klausytojaiLithuanian
- klausītāji; auditorijaLatvian
- publikum, tilhørere, radiolyttere, TV-seereNorwegian
- widownia, widzowiePolish
- حضار؛ شنوندگانPersian
- حاضرین، اوریدونکیPashto
- public, auditoriu; audienţăRomanian
- публика, (теле)зрителиRussian
- seyirciler, dinleyicilerTurkish
- 觀眾或聽眾Chinese (Trad.)
- аудиторія; публікаUkrainian
- ناظرین ، حاضرینUrdu
- khán thính giảVietnamese
- 观众，听众Chinese (Simp.)
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