Share this entry

cattle call Syllabification: cat·tle call
Pronunciation: /ˈkadl kôl/

Definition of cattle call in English:

noun

North American informal
An open audition for parts in a play, movie, or other production.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of cattle call in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources