Audition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɔːˈdɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word audition
Brit.  |ɔːˈdɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word audition


- the ability to hear; the auditory faculty (syn: hearing)
- a test of the suitability of a performer (syn: tryout)


- perform in order to get a role


When he came in to audition, he was very charming.

They auditioned several girls for the role.

We will audition dancers today.

The insect-music lying quite beyond his limit of audition.

They auditioned her for a part in the school play.

She auditioned to play Juliet.

I've got an audition for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Friday.

She's auditioning for Ophelia in 'Hamlet'.

We auditioned more than 200 dancers before deciding on Carole Ann.

She auditioned for a role on Broadway

Word forms

I/you/we/they: audition
he/she/it: auditions
present participle: auditioning
past tense: auditioned
past participle: auditioned
singular: audition
plural: auditions
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