- 1The assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting: the orchestra was given an enthusiastic ovation from the audienceMore example sentences
- Oddly, for the first time all year, the meeting had a public audience.
- Scheduled to be released in April, this is one film which will entertain audiences not in theatres but in school halls.
- I never understood the screaming hysteria, swooning, and sobbing that seem conventional behaviour for thronging female audiences at big rock concerts.
- 1.1The people who watch or listen to a television or radio program: the program attracted an audience of almost twenty millionMore example sentences
- What is it that makes Fox News work so well at attracting a big audience on television but not online?
- He has a proven track record in developing innovative, award winning programmes which the BBC audiences love.
- And programme promoters say they're attracting growing television audiences, which now stand at over 800,000.
- 1.2The readership of a book, magazine, or newspaper: the newspaper has a sophisticated audienceMore example sentences
- Newspapers get the daily reader, while a magazine audience accumulates over time.
- Clients and other audiences for the book will want to see more than just pretty pictures.
- Written for the general audience, this book could captivate any reader.
- 1.3The people giving or likely to give attention to something: there will always be an audience for romantic literatureMore example sentences
- But there are ways of improving your chances of garnering attention and gaining an audience.
- There are many ways you can make sure your marketing materials grab the attention of your audience.
- Later, chromolithographed posters brought their products to the attention of a wider audience.
- 2A formal interview with a person in authority: he demanded an audience with the popeMore example sentences
- His meals begin with breakfast at 8am, after which he goes to his study for two hours of reading and writing, followed by two hours of formal audiences before lunch.
- No other of the Enlightened Despots was more fond than Gustav of the time-wasting rituals of court life, the levees, formal audiences and ceremonial entries and exits.
- Pope John Paul II dedicated his weekly general audience at the Vatican to commemorate the attacks.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin audientia, from audire 'hear'.