Definitions for audience
ˈɔ di ənsau·di·ence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word audience.
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, interviewnoun
a conference (usually with someone important)
"he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: audience, Fr.
Now I breathe again
Aloft the flood, and can give audience
To any tongue, speak it of what it will. William Shakespeare, King John.
Thus far his bold discourse, without controul,
Had audience. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. v.
Drew audience, and attention still as night,
Or summer’s noon-tide air. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ii.
Were it reason to give men audience, pleading for the overthrow of that which their own deed hath ratified? Richard Hooker.
According to the fair play of the world,
Let me have audience: I am sent to speak,
My holy lord of Milan, from the king. William Shakespeare, K. John.
Or, if the star of ev’ning, and the moon,
Haste to thy audience, night with her will bring
Silence. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vii.
The hall was filled with an audience of the greatest eminence for quality and politeness. Joseph Addison, Guard. №. 115.
It proclaims the triumphs of goodness in a proper audience, even before the whole race of mankind. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
In this high temple, on a chair of state,
The seat of audience, old Latinus sate. John Dryden, Æneid.
An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art. Some events invite overt audience participation and others allow only modest clapping and criticism and reception. Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art. The biggest art form is the mass media. Films, video games, radio shows, software (and hardware), and other formats are affected by the audience and its reviews and recommendations. In the age of easy internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it. The corollary: Don't give the people control of media, and you will lose. Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will." Tom Curley, President of the Associated Press, similarly said, "The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place."
An audience is a group of people who gather to watch, listen, or read a specific content or performance. This could include people who are watching a film or play, listening to a speech or concert, or reading a book or article. They may also participate or interact in a certain situation or event, such as a live show, a webinar, or a social media platform. Audiences can be characterized based on various factors like age, gender, interests, location, among others. They are the end-users or consumers in a communication process.
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
Etymology: [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.]
An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music, video games, or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception. Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art. The biggest art form is the mass media. Films, video games, radio shows, software and other formats are affected by the audience and its reviews and recommendations. In the age of easy Internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention, with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis has said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it. The corollary: Don't give the people control of media, and you will lose. Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will." Tom Curley, President of the Associated Press, similarly said, "The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place."
Audience provides audio software and semiconductor systems. It offers sound processing systems for voice and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Song lyrics by audience -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by audience on the Lyrics.com website.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1891
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2492
Rank popularity for the word 'audience' in Nouns Frequency: #725
The numerical value of audience in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of audience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It's got a maturing audience, it's an educated audience, it's an audience that is very conversant with cafe culture, the urbanization of food, takeaway, home delivery and it's one in which service has always been a cornerstone, and because of its isolation, McDonald's are able to measure its performance.
When I sit down I don't really think, "Who is my target audience?" I think about, "What's the best way to tell this story?" I try to imagine my audience really being grabbed by it, including the kind of knucklehead guys sitting in the back who often don't think stories are for them.
We love to see a child lost in the dance and not performing for an audience. To be happy and know that you are happy is really the overflowing cup of life. To dance as if there was no audience.
Having enough introspection and humility to step back and say, ‘I'm a journalist, and my audience doesn't trust me,’ would actually go a long way toward recovery. So often the response from the press is to look for reasons the audience distrusts them as some version of the audience's fault – as if it couldn't possibly be earned distrust, but the truth is, with more sources than ever, the establishment press needs to work harder than ever to maintain and grow their audience, and give the readers and viewers a reason to turn the trust factor around.
Today's comedian has a cross to bear that he built himself. A comedian of the older generation did an act and he told the audience, This is my act. Today's comic is not doing an act. The audience assumes he's telling the truth. What is truth today may be a damn lie next week.
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- جمهور, نظارةArabic
- пу́блика, читатели, аудито́рия, аудие́нцияBulgarian
- Audienz, Publikum, ZuschauerGerman
- ακρόαση, κοινό, ακροατήριοGreek
- público, audienciaSpanish
- lukija, lukijakunta, audienssi, vastaanotto, katsoja, yleisöFinnish
- lectorat, assistance, public, auditoire, audienceFrench
- èisteachdScottish Gaelic
- kihallgatás, audiencia, közönségHungarian
- udienza, pubblicoItalian
- 観衆, 観客, 聴衆Japanese
- audientie, gevolg, lezers, onderhoud, lezerspubliek, publiekDutch
- publikum, lesereNorwegian
- widownia, audiencja, publikaPolish
- audiência, públicoPortuguese
- аудие́нция, зритель, аудито́рия, пу́блика, читателRussian
- avdienca, občinstvoSlovene
- ప్రేక్షకులు, అనుచరులుTelugu
- khán giả, quý vịVietnamese
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