Audience - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːdiəns|  American pronunciation of the word audience
Brit.  |ˈɔːdɪəns|  British pronunciation of the word audience

noun

- 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(syn: hearing)

he saw that he had lost his audience

- a conference (usually with someone important)(syn: consultation, interview)

he requested an audience with the king

Examples

The concert attracted a large audience.

The audience clapped and cheered.

Her audience is made up mostly of young women.

These teachers easily found attentive audience.

The audience applauded.

The play went down very well with the audience.

The audience was invited to stop behind to discuss the play with its author.

The queen granted us an audience.

The audience began clapping and cheering.

One member of the audience described the opera as 'boring'.

The show attracts a regular audience of about 20 million.

Goya was one of the first painters to look for a wider audience for his work.

The book is not intended for a purely academic audience.

He was granted an audience with the Pope.

someone in the audience began to cough

Word forms

noun
singular: audience
plural: audiences
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