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audition

noun [C] uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/ us    /ɑː-/
C1 a short performance that an actor, musician, dancer, etc. gives in order to show they are suitable for a particular play, film, show, etc.: His audition went well and he's fairly hopeful about getting the part. The director is holding auditions next week for the major parts.
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audition

verb [I or T] uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/ us    /ɑː-/
to give a short performance in order to show that you are suitable for a part in a film, play, show, etc., or to make someone do this: I'm auditioning for the part of Lady Macbeth. We're auditioning local rock bands for the music festival.
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