performancenounuk /pəˈfɔː.məns/ us /pɚˈfɔːr-/
performance noun (ACTIVITY)
- The financial performance of the business is fully expected to improve.
- He was fired from his $165,000 job for poor performance.
- At the end of each teaching practice, trainee teachers are asked to appraise their own performance.
- That was an impressive performance from such a young tennis player.
- When criticisms were made of the school's performance, the parents' group countered with details of its exam results.
performance noun (ENTERTAINMENT)
- We all clapped his performance enthusiastically.
- an electrifying performance
- The audience was enraptured by the young soloist's performance.
- There was an explosion of applause from the audience at the end of the performance.
- She gave a masterly performance as Kate in 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
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