Antonyms for audience

Grammar : Noun
Spell : aw-dee-uh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔ di əns

Definition of audience

Origin :
  • late 14c., "the action of hearing," from Old French audience, from Latin audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nominative audiens), present participle of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from root *au- "to perceive" (cf. Greek aisthanesthai "to feel;" Sanskrit avih, Avestan avish "openly, evidently;" Old Church Slavonic javiti "to reveal"). Meaning "formal hearing or reception" is from late 14c.; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from early 15c. (French audience retains only the older senses). Sense transferred 1855 to "readers of a book." Audience-participation (adj.) first recorded 1940.
  • noun group observing an entertainment or sporting event
  • noun hearing
Example sentences :
  • The moment a man begins to be conscious of an audience he is artistically damned.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Then I as much dreaded the audience as I had wished for it before.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The audience are variously affected; but none are indifferent.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • At any rate, we have ample evidence of the turbulence of the early Roman audience.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Aside to audience in comic despair, with appropriate gesture.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • The subject is one which can be popularized to suit even such an audience.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Strada was the only member of the company who interested the audience.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • A look of intelligence passed between the members of his audience.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Besides, a man must have an audience when he is an expert in swearing.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I understood the shuddering thrill that passed over the audience.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Synonyms for audience

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