Meaning of audition

au•di•tion

Pronunciation: (ô-dish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a trial hearing given to a singer, actor, or other performer to test suitability for employment, professional training or competition, etc.
  2. a reading or other simplified rendering of a theatrical work, performed before a potential backer, producer, etc.
  3. the act, sense, or power of hearing.
  4. something that is heard.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to try or compete in an audition: to audition aspiring actors; to audition for the leading role.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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