WORD ORIGIN noun a trial hearing given to a singer, actor, or other performer to test suitability for employment, professional training or competition, etc. a reading or other simplified rendering of a theatrical work, performed before a potential backer, producer, etc. the act, sense, or power of hearing. something that is heard. verb (used with or without object) to try or compete in an audition: to audition aspiring actors; to audition for the leading role. Origin of audition 1590–1600;
-ion Related forms au·di·tion·er, noun re·au·di·tion, noun un·au·di·tioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auditioner noun a person who attends an audition noun a test at which a performer or musician is asked to demonstrate his ability for a particular role, etc the act, sense, or power of hearing verb to judge by means of or be tested in an audition Word Origin for audition
C16: from Latin
audītiō a hearing, from audīre to hear
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Word Origin and History for auditioner n.
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. v.
"to try out for a performance part," 1935, from
audition (n.). Transitive sense by 1944. Related: Auditioned; auditioning.
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n. The sense, ability, or power of hearing.
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