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screen test

noun
1.
a filmed audition to determine the suitability of an individual for appearing or acting in a motion picture.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25

screen-test

[skreen-test] /ˈskrinˌtɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to give a screen test to:
The studio screen-tested 400 children before casting the part.
verb (used without object)
2.
to undergo a screen test:
Dozens of actors have screen-tested for the role.
Origin
1965-70; v. use of noun phrase screen test
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British Dictionary definitions for screen-test

screen test

noun
1.
a filmed audition of a prospective actor or actress to test suitability
2.
the test film so made
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