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Meaning of AUDITION

Pronunciation:  o'dishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a test of the suitability of a performer
  2. [n]  the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
  3. [v]  perform in order to get a role; "She auditioned for a role on Broadway"

AUDITION is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: auditory modality, auditory sense, hearing, sense of hearing, try out, tryout
 See Also: absolute pitch, ear, exteroception, modality, perfect pitch, perform, read, run, screen test, sense modality, sensory system, test, trial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au*di"tion\, n. [L. auditio.]
The act of hearing or listening; hearing.

      Audition may be active or passive; hence the difference
      between listening and simple hearing.    --Dunglison.

Thesaurus Terms
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