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audience meaning

EN[ˈɔːdiəns]
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  • An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"),
  • Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art.
  • In the age of easy Internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention, with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis has said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it.
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    Definition of audience in English Dictionary

  • NounPLaudiencesSUF-ence
    1. (now rare) Hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening.
      1. A group of people within hearing; specifically, a large gathering of people listening to or watching a performance, speech, etc.
        1. One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
      2. A widespread or nationwide viewing or listening public, as of a TV or radio network or program.
        1. A formal meeting with a state or religious dignitary.
          1. She managed to get an audience with the Pope. ‎
        2. The readership of a book or other written publication.
          1. "Private Eye" has a small but faithful audience. ‎
        3. A following.
          1. The opera singer expanded his audience by singing songs from the shows. ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Her song enraptured the audience with vivid images of the Scandinavian landscapes.
          • Rich knew how to warm up the audience of The Price is Right. His good looks and charming personality made even that special.
          • A thinspiration auteur makes her voice heard almost exclusively through these cards, and she sometimes uses them to plead with her audience to go easy on her work or to stay tuned for further thinspo.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • This patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
          • He used a hired muscle to remove the unruly from the audience.
          • The runners spurted to the last lap as if they had extracted new energy from the applauds of the audience.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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