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AUDITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does audition mean? 

AUDITION (noun)
  The noun AUDITION has 2 senses:

1. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
2. a test of the suitability of a performer

  Familiarity information: AUDITION used as a noun is rare.


AUDITION (verb)
  The verb AUDITION has 1 sense:

1. perform in order to get a role

  Familiarity information: AUDITION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUDITION (noun)


Sense 1audition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ability to hear; the auditory faculty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

audition; auditory modality; auditory sense; sense of hearing; hearing

Context example:

his hearing was impaired

Hypernyms ("audition" is a kind of...):

modality; sense modality; sensory system (a particular sense)

exteroception (sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body)

Domain member category:

auditory system (the sensory system for hearing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "audition"):

ear (good hearing)

absolute pitch; perfect pitch (the ability to identify the pitch of a tone)


Sense 2audition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A test of the suitability of a performer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

audition; tryout

Hypernyms ("audition" is a kind of...):

run; test; trial (the act of testing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "audition"):

screen test (a filmed audition of an actor or actress)


AUDITION (verb)


Sense 1audition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform in order to get a role

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

audition; try out

Context example:

She auditioned for a role on Broadway

Hypernyms (to "audition" is one way to...):

perform (give a performance (of something))

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "audition"):

read (audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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