Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “audition”

audition

noun [C]  /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/ us  
a short performance given by an actor, dancer, musician, or other performer that tests whether that person's skills are suitable for a particular event or group: The boyschoir held rigorous auditions before each new member was admitted.

audition

verb [I/T]  /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/ us  
to give, watch, or listen to a short performance that tests whether a performer’s skills are suitable for a particular event or group: [I] You’ll have to audition for the role. [T] They auditioned 125 dancers before choosing ten.
(Definition of audition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of audition?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “audition” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More