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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aw-dee-uh ns]
    • /ˈɔ di əns/
    • /ˈɔːdiəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aw-dee-uh ns]
    • /ˈɔ di əns/

Definitions of audience word

  • countable noun audience The audience at a play, concert, film, or public meeting is the group of people watching or listening to it. 3
  • countable noun audience The audience for a television or radio programme consists of all the people who watch or listen to it. 3
  • countable noun audience The audience of a writer or artist is the people who read their books or look at their work. 3
  • countable noun audience If you have an audience with someone important, you have a formal meeting with them. 3
  • noun audience a group of spectators or listeners, esp at a public event such as a concert or play 3
  • noun audience the people reached by a book, film, or radio or television programme 3

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Origin of audience

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English < Middle French < Latin audientia act of listening, group of listeners, equivalent to audient-, stem of audiēns, present participle of audīre to hear + -ia -ia; see -ence

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Parts of speech for Audience


audience popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

audience usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for audience

noun audience

  • gathering — a drawing together; contraction.
  • crowd — A crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something.
  • gallery — a raised area, often having a stepped or sloping floor, in a theater, church, or other public building to accommodate spectators, exhibits, etc.
  • congregation — The people who are attending a church service or who regularly attend a church service are referred to as the congregation.
  • public — of, relating to, or affecting a population or a community as a whole: public funds; a public nuisance.

verb audience

  • attendance — Someone's attendance at an event or an institution is the fact that they are present at the event or go regularly to the institution.

Antonyms for audience

noun audience

  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.

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