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audition

au·di·tion

audition

 
pronunciation:
aw dI shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a performance that tests the ability of an actor, musician, or dancer.
The actor had an audition for a part in the play.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: auditioned, auditioning, auditions
definition 1: to test by an audition.
He auditioned the singers who wanted to join the choir.
definition 2: to try out for a role or position by performing.
My sister auditioned for the part of Cinderella.
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The word audition contains the following parts:
aud, audit, audio Latin root that means hear
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.