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auditionnoun [C]

uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/ us   /ɑːˈdɪʃ.ən/
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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auditionverb [I or T]

uk   /ɔːˈdɪʃ.ən/ us   /ɑːˈdɪʃ.ən/
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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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auditionnoun [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.

auditionverb [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.
(Definition of audition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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