An example of an audition is a reading of Shakespeare by an actor attempting to get a part in a play.
- the act or sense of hearing
- a hearing to test the fitness of an actor, musician, etc., as for a particular job
Origin of auditionClassical Latin auditio from past participle of audire: see audience
- A trial performance, as by an actor, dancer, or musician, to demonstrate suitability or skill.
- The sense or power of hearing.
- The act of hearing.
verbau·di·tioned, au·di·tion·ing, au·di·tions
Origin of auditionLatin audītiō audītiōn- from audītus past participle of audīre to hear ; see au- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural auditions)
(third-person singular simple present auditions, present participle auditioning, simple past and past participle auditioned)
- To evaluate one or more performers in through an audition.
- We auditioned several actors for the part.
- (intransitive) To take part in such a performance.
- Several actors auditioned for the part.
From Middle French audicion, from Latin audītiō, from audiō (“I hear”).