screen-test

[skreen-test]
verb (used without object)
  1. 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

screen test

noun
  1. a filmed audition to determine the suitability of an individual for appearing or acting in a motion picture.

Origin of screen test

First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for screen-test

Contemporary Examples of screen-test

  • In 1989, Lowe jets off to Paris to screen-test for a part in a Roman Polanski project opposite Jack Nicholson called Pirates.

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    Rob Lowe's Memoir Revealed

    Marlow Stern

    April 25, 2011


British Dictionary definitions for screen-test

screen test

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