What does audition mean?

audition meaning in General Dictionary

The work of hearing or paying attention hearing

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  • the capacity to hear; the auditory professors
  • perform to get a task
  • a test of suitability of a performer
  • The work of hearing or hearing; hearing.

audition meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to experience for a performance part," 1935, from audition (n.). Transitive good sense by 1944. Related: Auditioned; auditioning.

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  • 1590s, "power of hearing," from Middle French audicion "hearing (in a court of legislation)," from Latin auditionem (nominative auditio) "a hearing, listening to," noun of activity from past participle stem of audire "hear" (identify audience). Meaning "test for a performer" first recorded 1881.

audition - German to English

audition [hearing]

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audition meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The act of hearing or hearing; hearing.


Sentence Examples with the word audition

He described her as radiating 'cold disdain' after he arrived for her audition 25 minutes late.

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