screen-test

screen test

noun
a filmed audition to determine the suitability of an individual for appearing or acting in a motion picture.

Origin:
1920–25

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screen-test

[skreen-test]
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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screen test
 
n
1.  a filmed audition of a prospective actor or actress to test suitability
2.  the test film so made

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