tryout
noun Date: 1903 an experimental performance or demonstration: as a. a test of the ability (as of an athlete or actor) to fill a part or meet standards b. a performance of a play prior to its official opening to determine response and discover weaknesses

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  • Tryout — Try out, n. 1. a test of the performance capability of a person, to ascertain fitness for a particular task; in sports, a test by which the fitness of a player or contestant to remain in a certain class is determined. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tryout — ☆ tryout [trī′out΄ ] n. Informal 1. an opportunity to prove, or a test to determine, fitness for a place on an athletic team, a role in a play, etc. 2. a performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction …   English World dictionary

  • tryout — n. a tryout for * * * a tryout for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tryout — [[t]tra͟ɪaʊt[/t]] tryouts also try out 1) N COUNT If you give something a tryout, you try it or test it to see how useful it is. The recycling scheme gets its first try out in rural Dorset. Syn: trial 2) N COUNT If you are given a tryout for a… …   English dictionary

  • tryout — noun Tryout is used after these nouns: ↑football …   Collocations dictionary

  • tryout — {n.} An audience at a theater or opera for would be actors and singers. * /The Civic Opera is holding tryouts throughout all of next week. Maybe I ll go and see if I can sing in the chorus./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tryout — {n.} An audience at a theater or opera for would be actors and singers. * /The Civic Opera is holding tryouts throughout all of next week. Maybe I ll go and see if I can sing in the chorus./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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