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

First recorded in 1965–70; v. use of noun phrase screen test

screen test

  1. 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
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screen test

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