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audition

au·di·tion

audition

 
pronunciation:
aw dI shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trial performance by an actor, musician, or dancer.
If you want a part in the play, you'll have to perform an audition.The club owner liked the band's audition.The film's director is holding auditions for the starring roles next week.
 
definition 2: the act of hearing.
definition 3: the ability to hear.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: auditioned, auditioning, auditions
definition: to test by audition.
He auditioned the singers who wanted to join the choir.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to try out for a role or position by performing.
She auditioned for a part in the new musical.
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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.