Origin of audience
Examples from the Web for audiences
Was the blackface scene with Gene Wilder in Silver Streak an important step in how American audiences view minstrelsy?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The original French title, Bande de Filles (girl gang) was translated to Girlhood in order to appeal more to American audiences.
These are the same Taliban fighters known to U.S. audiences from the documentary Restrepo and the film Lone Survivor.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By Rich Goldstein Are audiences tired with caped crusaders and gritty reboots?7 Must-Read Stories about Tim Cook, Amelia Earheart and Slut-o-Ween: The Best of The Beast|William Boot|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are audiences tired with caped crusaders and gritty reboots?Marvel and DC Plan 20 Movies for the Next Six Years: Will the Comic Book Movie Bubble Burst?|Rich Goldstein|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our California audiences are metropolitan and changing forever.Sixty Years of California Song|Margaret Blake-Alverson
These Audiences are given without Ceremony, and they that receive them are introducd by the Chamberlain in waiting.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume IV|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
But God help all of us and our meal tickets if the audiences could see behind the scenes.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
These audiences were usually large, and far too lenient in the estimation of Tus-ka-sah.The Frontiersmen|Charles Egbert Craddock
Audiences, which in the early days assembled before seven o'clock, had to be sent home happy.Washington Square Plays|Various
British Dictionary definitions for audiences
Word Origin for audience
Word Origin and History for audiences
late 14c., "the action of hearing," from Old French audience, from Latin audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nominative audiens), present participle of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from root *au- "to perceive" (cf. Greek aisthanesthai "to feel;" Sanskrit avih, Avestan avish "openly, evidently;" Old Church Slavonic javiti "to reveal"). Meaning "formal hearing or reception" is from late 14c.; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from early 15c. (French audience retains only the older senses). Sense transferred 1855 to "readers of a book." Audience-participation (adj.) first recorded 1940.