nounNorth American informal
An open audition for parts in a play or film.
- I used to audition when I was younger; I'd go on cattle calls, but they didn't know if they wanted me or a young Chinese boy, and it was very overwhelming for me.
- But so far, after a half-dozen cattle calls, a full round of ‘Meet the Press’ appearances, and an untold number of pancake breakfasts, there is no real frontrunner.
- Drew Eshelman, who had appeared at the cattle call, instantly got the Gary Arlington role.
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