audition Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "audition" - English Dictionary

See all translations

auditionnoun [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.
More examples

auditionverb [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.
(Definition of audition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More