Pronunciation: (ô-dish'un),[key] —n. 1. a trial hearing given to a singer, actor, or other performer to test suitability for employment, professional training or competition, etc.
2. a reading or other simplified rendering of a theatrical work, performed before a potential backer, producer, etc.
3. the act, sense, or power of hearing.
4. something that is heard.
—v.t., v.i. to try or compete in an audition: to audition aspiring actors; to audition for the leading role.