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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: auditio 'hearing', from audire; AUDIO

audition

1 noun
     
Related topics: Theatre
au‧di‧tion1 [countable]
APT a 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 etc
audition for
I've got an audition for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Friday.

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