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audition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
auditionau‧di‧tion1 /ɔːˈdɪʃən $ ɒː-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 APTa short performance by an actor, singer etc that someone watches to judge if they are good enough to act in a play, sing in a concert etcaudition for 🔊 I’ve got an audition for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Friday.
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auditionA: It was really an audition.an audition for the lead partI used to sit and watch him at auditions.Entry to the course, as might be expected, depends largely on auditions.His unusual choice and his talent brought a second audition, and then the coveted part in the West End.She'd been to several auditions and not been offered anything and she didn't seem to have any men around.Taking a cricket bat to the audition isn't a bad idea although you can get the same effect with an umbrella.I flew to London, went to the audition straight off.audition forJudy said she auditioned for a yogurt commercial.
Related topics: Theatre
auditionaudition2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 APT[intransitive] to take part in an auditionaudition for 🔊 She’s auditioning for Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’.2 [transitive] to watch and judge someone’s performance in an audition 🔊 We auditioned more than 200 dancers before deciding on Carole Ann.
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auditionMonths later I auditioned again for a casting agent.Tom applied, and auditioned, and he was chosen.Then I had no excuse not to audition for plays, and when I did I found that I enjoyed it.But 90 per cent of the cast make like they're auditioning for the next Pink Panther movie.She met her husband when she auditioned for the part of Ophelia in an all-black production of "Hamlet".Risking everything, Saskia auditions for the position of best friend with a dazzling burst of literary fantasies.Another singer had been released from a contract and Jones was asked to audition in her place.We're auditioning the cast but we've got a magician and an animal act, a comedian and a memory man.Here I was, auditioning to a world famous violinist.
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Verb table
audition
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyaudition
he, she, itauditions
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyauditioned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave auditioned
he, she, ithas auditioned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad auditioned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill audition
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have auditioned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam auditioning
he, she, itis auditioning
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you, we, theyare auditioning
Past
I, he, she, itwas auditioning
you, we, theywere auditioning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been auditioning
he, she, ithas been auditioning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been auditioning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be auditioning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been auditioning
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