screen test

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a filmed audition to determine the suitability of an individual for appearing or acting in a motion picture.
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Origin of screen test

First recorded in 1920–25

Other definitions for screen test (2 of 2)

[ skreen-test ]
/ ˈskrinˌtɛst /

verb (used with object)
to give a screen test to: The studio screen-tested 400 children before casting the part.
verb (used without object)
to undergo a screen test: Dozens of actors have screen-tested for the role.

Origin of screen-test

First recorded in 1965–70; v. use of noun phrase screen test
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British Dictionary definitions for screen test

screen test

a filmed audition of a prospective actor or actress to test suitability
the test film so made
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