Definitions for auditionɔˈdɪʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•di•tionɔˈdɪʃ ən(n.)

  1. a trial hearing or viewing of a performer, group, act, etc., as for casting or employment.

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  2. a reading or other simplified rendering of a theatrical work.

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  3. the act, sense, or power of hearing.

  4. something that is heard.

  5. (v.t.)to hear or view in an audition.

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  6. (v.i.)to compete in an audition.

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Origin of audition:

1590–1600; (< MF) < L audītiō hearing


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modality(noun)

    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

    "his hearing was impaired"

  2. audition, tryout(verb)

    a test of the suitability of a performer

  3. audition, try out(verb)

    perform in order to get a role

    "She auditioned for a role on Broadway"


  1. audition(Noun)

    A performance, by an aspiring performer, to demonstrate suitability or talent

    I've been to five auditions this week.

  2. audition(Noun)

    The sense of hearing

    His audition was poor.

  3. audition(Verb)

    To evaluate one or more performers in through an audition

    We auditioned several actors for the part.

  4. audition(Verb)

    To take part in such a performance

    Several actors auditioned for the part.

  5. Origin: From auditio, from audio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Audition(noun)

    the act of hearing or listening; hearing


  1. Audition

    Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror film, directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title, from a screenplay by Daisuke Tengan. It is one of four horror films directed by Takashi Miike, the other three being One Missed Call, his contribution to the Masters of Horror series, "Imprint", and his segment in the anthology film Three... Extremes, "Box". Over the years, the film has developed a cult following.

Translations for audition

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a trial performance for an actor, singer, musician etc

She had an audition for a part in the television play.

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