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noun [C]  us   /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/
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.


verb [I/T]  us   /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/
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.
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