audition definition, meaning - what is audition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “audition”

See all translations

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.
More examples

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.
(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

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More