verb (used with or without object)
- audit bureau of circulation,
- audit trail,
- auditor general
Origin of audition
Examples from the Web for audition
My agent at the time sent that tape to SNL and then they asked me to come in for an audition.
I went into the audition as Fericito, the Venezuelan percussionist, and then I did a self-defense expert.
A few years back, Belle and Sebastian even penned a song, “Suicide Girl,” about a woman trying to audition to be one.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alan just happened to be in New York auditioning people, and I got in the room to audition for the first time.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says her modeling agency landed her an audition, and she got the job.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you're going to audition for the stars, cut down the volume!Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
Inasmuch as this soon stops, the abnormality and incorrectness of their audition is hard to establish.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
She was not a baby-farm after all, and the audition of these squalling nurslings vexed her.Mr. Punch's Country Life|Various
Sylvia, who was feeling the need to do something at once, decided to risk an audition at one of the outlying music-halls.The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett|Compton Mackenzie
The neglect of his powers of audition will cause him to rely absolutely on his powers of visualizing the written form.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
Word Origin for audition
1590s, "power of hearing," from Middle French audicion "hearing (in a court of law)," from Latin auditionem (nominative auditio) "a hearing, listening to," noun of action from past participle stem of audire "hear" (see audience). Meaning "trial for a performer" first recorded 1881.
"to try out for a performance part," 1935, from audition (n.). Transitive sense by 1944. Related: Auditioned; auditioning.