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Meaning of “audition” in the English Dictionary

"audition" in British English

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auditionnoun [C]

uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/  us   /ɑː-/
C1 a ​shortperformance that an ​actor, ​musician, ​dancer, etc. gives in ​order to show they are ​suitable for a ​particularplay, ​film, show, etc.: His audition went well and he's ​fairlyhopeful about getting the ​part. The ​director is holding auditions next ​week for the ​majorparts.

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auditionverb [I or T]

uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/  us   /ɑː-/
to give a ​shortperformance 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 ​localrockbands for the ​musicfestival.
(Definition of audition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"audition" in American English

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auditionnoun [C]

 us   /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/
a ​shortperformance given by an ​actor, ​dancer, ​musician, or other ​performer that ​tests whether that person's ​skills are ​suitable for a ​particularevent or ​group: The ​boys’ ​choirheldrigorous auditions before each new ​member was ​admitted.

auditionverb [I/T]

 us   /ɔˈdɪʃ·ən/
to give, ​watch, or ​listen to a ​shortperformance that ​tests whether a performer’s ​skills are ​suitable for a ​particularevent 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)
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