What does audition mean?

Definitions for audition
ɔˈdɪʃ ənau·di·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalitynoun

    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty

    "his hearing was impaired"

  2. audition, tryoutverb

    a test of the suitability of a performer

  3. audition, try outverb

    perform in order to get a role

    "She auditioned for a role on Broadway"

Wiktionary

  1. auditionnoun

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

    I've been to five auditions this week.

  2. auditionnoun

    The sense of hearing

    His audition was poor.

  3. auditionverb

    To evaluate one or more performers in through an audition

    We auditioned several actors for the part.

  4. auditionverb

    To take part in such a performance

    Several actors auditioned for the part.

  5. Etymology: From auditio, from audio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Auditionnoun

    Hearing.

    Etymology: auditio, Lat.

Wikipedia

  1. Audition

    An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer. It typically involves the performer displaying their talent through a previously memorized and rehearsed solo piece or by performing a work or piece given to the performer at the audition or shortly before. In some cases, such as with a model or acrobat, the individual may be asked to demonstrate a range of professional skills. Actors may be asked to present a monologue. Singers will perform a song in a popular music context or an aria in a Classical context. A dancer will present a routine in a specific style, such as ballet, tap dance or hip-hop, or show his or her ability to quickly learn a choreographed dance piece. The audition is a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers, which is in some ways analogous to a job interview in the regular job market. In an audition, the employer is testing the ability of the applicant to meet the needs of the job and assess how well the individual will take directions and deal with changes. After some auditions, after the performer has demonstrated their abilities in a given performance style, the audition panel may ask a few questions that resemble those used in standard job interviews (e.g., regarding availability). Auditions are required for many reasons in the performing arts world. Often, employing companies or groups use auditions to select performers for upcoming shows or productions. An audition for a performing opportunity may be for a single performance (e.g., doing a monologue at a comedy club), for a series or season of performances (a season of a Broadway play), or for permanent employment with the performing organization (e.g., an orchestra or dance troupe). Auditions for performing opportunities may be for amateur, school, or community organizations, in which case the performers will typically not be paid. As well, auditions are used to select or screen candidates for entry to training programs (ballet school or circus school); university programs (B.Mus, M.Mus, MFA in Theater); performance-related scholarships and grants; or to be considered for representation by a talent agency or individual agent.

ChatGPT

  1. audition

    Audition is a process through which a person’s ability to perform a certain role or task is evaluated or tested, often in fields such as acting, singing, dancing or music. This typically involves a performance given by the individual in front of a panel of judges. It is commonly used for casting purposes in the entertainment industry or assessing a musician's skills before acceptance into a music program.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auditionnoun

    the act of hearing or listening; hearing

  2. Etymology: [L. auditio.]

Wikidata

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of audition in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of audition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of audition in a Sentence

  1. Billy DaMota:

    Paying a fee to audition for a casting assistant in order to 'demystify the casting process' is like paying a hooker to become a better conversationalist.

  2. Michael Lauber:

    We didn't audition Mr Platini as a witness, that's not true. We investigated against him in between as a witness and an accused person, if I was satisfied or not, I can't tell because I would do real damage to the investigation.

  3. Dave Chappelle:

    I don't know why the council would be afraid of litigation from a $24 million-a-year company while it's out a $65 million-a-year company, i cannot believe you would make me audition for you.

  4. Richie Cunningham Jr.:

    The career of a working actor is essentially 95 percent rejection/failure, you audition over and over for different roles and land only some of them. You need to dust yourself off and get back on your feet daily. Being an entrepreneur has many of the same parallels. Success is always possible tomorrow.

  5. Dan Aykroyd:

    Gilda Radner was a superb role model and inspiration for female comedians and performers, gilda Radner legacy is the array of giant female talents who, motivated by Gilda Radner, worked to audition and get on' Saturday Night Live.' All of the female cast members since Gilda Radner would agree that their own careers are part of Gilda's legacy.

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Translations for audition

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  • слух, прослушвам, прослушванеBulgarian
  • Gehör, vorsingen, Casting, vorspielen, ein Casting veranstaltenGerman
  • oído, audiciónSpanish
  • koe-esiintyä, kuulo, auditoida, kuuloaisti, arvioida, koe-esiintyminenFinnish
  • auditionner, auditionFrench
  • ascoltazione, ascoltare, audizioneItalian
  • オーディションJapanese
  • 오디션Korean
  • pendengaran, audisi, uji bakat, daya dengarMalay
  • ensaio, audição, testePortuguese
  • слух, прослушивание, пробаRussian
  • audicijaSerbo-Croatian
  • 試鏡Chinese

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