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a capacity audience (=the largest number of people who can fill a theatre, hall etc)
▪ The lecture attracted a capacity audience.
a cinema audience (=the people who watch a film)
▪ His new movie is sure to bring in big cinema audiences.
appreciative audience/crowd
audience applauded
▪ The audience applauded loudly.
audience participation
▪ entertainment with plenty of audience participation
enthusiastic crowd/audience
▪ It’s nice to see such an enthusiastic crowd at the match.
live audience (=an audience watching a live performance)
▪ It’s always different when you perform in front of a live audience.
receptive audience
▪ a receptive audience
studio audience
▪ Else Lynes had also brought along her active class to perform a display item before a most appreciative audience.
▪ Among those literary wanderers of the day who sought a wide and appreciative audience, exaggeration was the fashion.
▪ Only those who want to read do so; the rest form an appreciative audience.
▪ I've even told appreciative audiences at dinner parties about it when I've judged the moment to be right.
▪ Forty years on Marcel's wife Ellen now makes up his appreciative audience.
▪ Nell McCafferty, Bernadette Devlin and other notables vented their feminist spleen at an appreciative audience.
▪ In giving her the chance to shine in front of an appreciative Tory audience Heath probably sealed his own doom.
▪ Yet to win the big audiences that would attract advertising, the companies had to spend large sums on attractive programmes.
▪ Whatever succeeds in bringing in the biggest audience is not only acceptable but welcomed.
▪ But big audiences meant that country guitarists were quick to realise the benefits of an amplified electric guitar.
▪ In this he had had some success and these days Rana often played in the big capitals before audiences of thousands.
▪ How big are the audiences for sport on television?
▪ The bigger the audience, the bigger the advertising revenue.
▪ To attract bigger audiences was not just a bonus, it was part of the whole logic of the industry.
▪ I wanted to be able to attract a big audience.
▪ Verbal, as opposed to written, reports give you more freedom to exploit your captive audience.
▪ Father Tim saw at once that the truest meaning of the term captive audience was being demonstrated right before his eyes.
▪ He was a real showman, and however he was feeling, he always rose to the bait of a captive audience!
▪ And so when I talk to a young person I have a captive audience.
▪ His family were a captive audience, especially at meal times, which were central to their day.
▪ But beyond the hedge, Mundin had run into a captive audience.
▪ He really loved the hairdressing profession as it gave him a captive audience to bounce his latest jokes off.
▪ Many education officials derided the effort as exploitation of a captive youth audience.
▪ Ever an initiator, Jo took the work out to a range of different audiences.
▪ Students can rewrite an explanation for a different audience, such as their younger brothers and sisters.
▪ In contrast to television, the press was highly differentiated: different papers reached very different audiences with very different messages.
▪ Artistic director Christopher Gable has injected it with a new lease of life and brought it to a completely different audience.
▪ John Ward had a rather different audience.
▪ Yes-but we need to distinguish between these different audiences when presenting research results.
▪ It would not affect different audiences in different ways.
▪ He excelled in conveying information in a palatable, humorous, and exciting form to a general audience.
▪ In writing a book for a general audience, I have relied heavily on the research of experts in the field.
▪ There is a rising interest both at colleges and with general audiences, and it has been recently popularised by television.
▪ When you talk to a large audience in a positive way, some critics don't dig that.
▪ Returning missionaries spoke to large audiences who were eager to hear how their efforts elevated the heathen.
▪ In democratic societies it is inevitable that politicians will be attracted to large audiences.
▪ For the next four years it drew critical plaudits and large audiences everywhere it was shown.
▪ The first uses large, two metres tall puppets which can be easily seen by large audiences.
▪ Television will bring these Olympics to a larger audience than any previous sporting event.
▪ Nevertheless it was felt that the papers deserved a wider circulation because of their intrinsic interest to a larger audience.
▪ By all means read some of these but there is no substitute for practising on a live audience.
▪ The comedian expressed doubts about his ability to perform without a live audience, but agreed to do it.
▪ Or is it to be videoed in front of a live audience with the risk of loosing some of the dialogue?
▪ I like writing for live audiences with no agenda at all except to enjoy the work.
▪ We had a live audience of one, Richard's wife, Elizabeth Taylor.
▪ I had been in television studios before but never with a live audience, so that was a bit different.
▪ The programme was filmed in front of a live audience who had to clap, laugh and commiserate in all the appropriate places.
▪ The experience of watching some one lecture to a live audience is very different from being there yourself.
▪ These ideas were expounded to mass audiences.
▪ Only television can reach a truly mass audience.
▪ This is to be avoided at all costs if the channel is to remain a mass audience broadcaster.
▪ The mass audiences and the technology for reaching them are what give the press and electronic media their character as mass media.
▪ Radio brought entertainment to a mass audience, in particular light musical entertainment: it produced the age of the great dance bands.
▪ At present, radio is the only communication medium in the country which has achieved a mass audience.
▪ Today the terrible injustice done to those prisoners reaches a mass audience.
▪ The new audience was a mass audience but no previous audience in history had ever been given so much careful attention.
▪ Indeed, Freemantle not only provided Leapor with a receptive audience for her mature work, but actively promoted it.
▪ She'd had a really good, receptive, large audience.
▪ He then took from his pocket a filthy blue handkerchief, reversing it so that his small audience could examine both sides.
▪ Laurent, presented a show of only 29 models to a small, select audience.
▪ Platform services supervisor Bob Tryanor made the presentation before a small audience of platform staff.
▪ At best the ads would attract a very small incremental audience to the network.
▪ If so, be prepared for a small audience and accusations of favouritism.
▪ The small audience had begun to fidget on their rickety folded chairs.
▪ In general, keep animation files small or your audience will have disappeared by the time they've downloaded and run.
▪ As a result, a smaller than average audience was there to hear Bobby's current band.
▪ The debate is a profound one and it is only just beginning to reach out to a wider audience.
▪ Curtis, who rates an above-average 32, seems like the better choice to appeal to a wider audience.
▪ But language, because of its complexity and its technicalities can not easily be revealed to a wide audience.
▪ Among those literary wanderers of the day who sought a wide and appreciative audience, exaggeration was the fashion.
▪ An original fusion of music, film, movement, text and design accessible to a wide audience.
▪ It is being incorporated into the World Wide Web browsers such as NetScape, giving it a wider audience.
▪ A large section is devoted to Peter Leonard of Soho whose graceful gothic shapes in slender metal certainly deserve a wider audience.
▪ Worse, Apple had stopped bundling MacPaint with every Macintosh, depriving Atkinson of the widest possible audience.
▪ He will be taking the young audience on an exciting musical safari to meet animals from around the world.
▪ He had to admit it was an ingenious way to phrase the question to a young audience.
▪ I think they are a young audience and a gig-going audience who like to buy exciting records.
▪ The tempo is usually fast since some programmers believe that fast-paced news programs attract younger audiences.
▪ The site ran a feature about the recently pierced singer, in an attempt to attract a younger audience.
▪ But there was no denying the passion of this young audience.
▪ In a weird symmetry, Hendrix, with his young white-teen audience, was a sixties equivalent of Chuck Berry.
▪ As an audience member, you can give much of your attention to evaluation.
▪ Another audience member expresses her frustration: Are we talking about a chemical imbalance?
▪ In one event after another, audience members from diverse backgrounds asked questions that focused as much on writing as on reading.
▪ We have a nightclub act in central Massachusetts where we sing while drawing caricatures of audience members.
▪ The recording was made in a Hamburg nightclub on a portable tape recorder by audience member Edward W Taylor.
▪ Beyond the lights, Cameron got the impression of audience members thronging the exits, trying to get out of the concert hall.
▪ Beyond the monster human cyclone of a moshpit, audience member stood frozen like rabbits in the glare of juggernaut halogens.
▪ There's a sort of audience participation because nobody can control these crowds.
▪ Brown is deft at handling audience participation.
▪ This is a good trick for audience participation.
▪ During the movie, though, my audience participation mostly took the form of loud, raucous laughter.
▪ Practical examples called for willing audience participation to drive the message home: Chemistry is everywhere - and it's fun.
▪ I was booing and hissing the bad guys with the best of them, and I usually hate audience participation.
▪ Consequently, the enjoyable show relied heavily on voluntary audience participation to act out the battle scenes.
▪ I know it's time for audience participation.
▪ It's controlled from a panel above the studio audience.
▪ The show was certainly not as great as the studio audience apparently felt it was.
▪ He did so, and he looked like the questioner in the studio audience rather than the answerer.
▪ Nobody was using a studio audience and that was an accident.
▪ Inside the studio we were brought back sharply to reality by a studio audience, all of whom shared two characteristics.
▪ It simply involves Morton, a small studio audience and the cameras.
▪ It was five or ten minutes before they and the studio audience could control themselves.
▪ The studio audience at the Sally Jessy Raphael show roared approval.
▪ Some 60m pieces of diamond jewellery are sold every year, indicating a sizeable target audience.
▪ The key is to analyze the target audience, Half said.
▪ It is worth reiterating here the point that the media offer a means of influencing your target audiences.
▪ The team rejected traditional Biblical phrasing, figuring they would be unfamiliar or unappealing to the target audience.
▪ But, as Mr Malik kept reminding him, this was not the target audience of the school.
▪ The target audience should be identified giving details of level and syllabuses to which the program relates.
▪ The key target audience for the reports was overwhelmingly stated as being the company's own employees.
▪ Every radio station needs a target audience.
▪ A generation of sell-out shows and peak-time television audiences witnessed the Black and White shows.
▪ The truth was that by 1988 the television audience had entirely replaced the convention delegates as the focus of attention.
▪ Such agencies utilise consumer panels, readership surveys and television audience measurement to generate their information. 17.
▪ Meanwhile, three other candidates demonstrated for a national television audience their growing irrelevance to the struggle for the nomination.
▪ Hardly surprising then that budgets were kept low and most films were aimed at the television audience.
▪ A national network television audience can judge for itself when the Suns visit the Lakers and attempt to break a two-game skid.
▪ These are all editorial choices, and few of them create positive images for television audiences.
▪ Pilobolus now performs for stage and television audiences all over the world.
▪ Administrator Michael Barnes was given a standing ovation after addressing the audience.
▪ Gabriel, acting as narrator and addressing the audience throughout, comes to realize he has never truly known his wife.
▪ It did not disconcert Sly that he found himself addressing an audience who were all wearing false dingo ears.
▪ He said he found this a useful trick when addressing restive or sleepy audiences.
▪ It can be said he was addressing a captive audience ... of stooges.
▪ They have to address an unseen audience through the camera and they can prepare a script for their talk.
▪ On 22 April there was a mass rally at the Albert Hall where Mosley addressed an audience of 10,000 supporters.
▪ The Final will attract the largest audience of any previous sporting event in world history.
▪ The tempo is usually fast since some programmers believe that fast-paced news programs attract younger audiences.
▪ His televised trial attracted huge audiences.
▪ They attract an audience with varied interests and offer on-line access to the greatest number of users throughout the United States.
▪ The real challenge will be to attract an audience and advertisers against formidable rivals.
▪ Some news show consultants believe in forming a television news pseudo-family to attract audiences.
▪ Why, for instance, are musicals assumed to be are the only way of attracting a popular audience?
▪ Skating may not have to rely much longer on such naked attempts at attracting audiences.
▪ Unfortunately, both clubs went bust just as we were starting to draw a decent audience!
▪ First, such programming draws huge audiences, which suggests that people are interested in both the subject matter and the subjects.
▪ They will be the first new episodes since the 1996 Christmas show, which drew an audience of 24m.
▪ I found myself being drawn out into the audience.
▪ Old repeats of the show have drawn in huge audiences and the sales of the videos have reached the millions.
▪ But they are in a competitive business, under pressure from executive producers, sales managers, and sponsors to draw audiences.
▪ His voice rose to a howl and drew the audience up with it into an excited, almost exalted, crescendo.
▪ Minstrel shows drew a good audience and visiting theater companies played at the Brooks Opera House.
▪ An elderly woman threatened to kill herself unless she was granted a brief audience.
▪ And you took too much for granted by assuming your audience was familiar with sponges.
▪ Why should he suddenly grant you an audience?
▪ The delegates had to return without the satisfaction of having been granted an audience.
▪ At the end of the conference the participants were granted an audience with the Pope.
▪ Dave Thomas, spokesman for the band, said it was a good opportunity for the band to reach a wider audience.
▪ Typically, these messages travel over the Internet, where they reach a worldwide audience.
▪ Conferences and seminars as well as publications will ensure that research results reach a wider interested audience.
▪ We wanted to help the men who reached the audience and knew the music.
▪ As with Galileo, he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience.
▪ Businesses and publications are leaving on-line services for the Internet as a way to reach a wider audience.
▪ It also wants to give higher priority to art in education in order to reach a wider audience.
▪ Today the terrible injustice done to those prisoners reaches a mass audience.
▪ He had learned, he told his audience, that rumours have spread among you of my intention to abolish serfdom.
▪ His own rise from the bottom of the heap guarantees that he understands problems of a class-ridden society, he tells audiences.
▪ We don't hold up placards telling the audience what to do.
▪ The company has a habit of telling its audience exactly what it wants to hear.
captive audience
▪ And so when I talk to a young person I have a captive audience.
▪ But beyond the hedge, Mundin had run into a captive audience.
▪ Father Tim saw at once that the truest meaning of the term captive audience was being demonstrated right before his eyes.
▪ He really loved the hairdressing profession as it gave him a captive audience to bounce his latest jokes off.
▪ He was a real showman, and however he was feeling, he always rose to the bait of a captive audience!
▪ His family were a captive audience, especially at meal times, which were central to their day.
▪ It can be said he was addressing a captive audience ... of stooges.
▪ Verbal, as opposed to written, reports give you more freedom to exploit your captive audience.
crowd-pleaser/audience-pleaser etc
target audience/group/area etc
▪ It is worth reiterating here the point that the media offer a means of influencing your target audiences.
▪ Most of its students are the provincial poor, the target audience of leftist guerrilla groups.
▪ Providing prevention materials to state health departments will ensure that target groups have ready access to such materials.
▪ The target areas were both moderate. income tracts of South Phoenix. 4.
▪ The approach involves identifying variations in the functioning of target areas and relating those variations to known differences in cortical function.
▪ The key is to analyze the target audience, Half said.
▪ The other major target group is those hospitalised with infectious illnesses.
▪ We know the terrain in the target area is complicated, rugged.
▪ Actors, wearing masks, came down among the audience.
▪ I'm not sure that this film will appeal to British audiences.
▪ MTV's core audience is 18 to 24 year olds.
▪ The audience consisted mainly of young girls under sixteen.
▪ The audience danced and clapped and swayed to the music.
▪ The ad was inappropriate for a family audience.
▪ The program has an estimated audience of 5 million households.
▪ The second comedian really made the audience laugh.
▪ The show has delighted television audiences in the United States and Britain.
▪ There seemed to be quite a lot of young people in the audience.
▪ These two programs are both news and current affairs, but they cater for very different audiences.
▪ WMLD's audience is mainly young and black.
▪ He wrote with a particular audience in mind and therefore emphasised the points of interest most suited to that audience.
▪ In a half-hour audience the King's new National Government was created.
▪ In their presence, the audience could feel its civilized surface annulled and replaced by a consoling sense of unity with nature.
▪ Some of the 250 people in the audience told the Post they believed the jokes were too harsh.
▪ The audience is invited to a celebrity reception following the reading.
▪ We will continue to advertise, and try to improve it, and build an audience.
▪ Your audience will be confused over it and that will give you a chance to think of something.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Audience \Au"di*ence\, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See Audible, a.]

  1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

    Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend.

  2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

    According to the fair play of the world, Let me have audience: I am sent to speak.

  3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

    Fit audience find, though few.

    He drew his audience upward to the sky.

    Court of audience, or Audience court (Eng.), a court long since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury; also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York.
    --Mozley & W.

    In general (or open) audience, publicly.

    To give audience, to listen; to admit to an interview.


Court \Court\ (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]

  1. An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

    The courts of the house of our God.
    --Ps. cxxxv.

  2. And round the cool green courts there ran a row Of cloisters.

    Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.

    2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.

    Attends the emperor in his royal court.

    This our court, infected with their manners, Shows like a riotous inn.

  3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

    My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.

    Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.
    --Sir. W. Scott.

  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

    The princesses held their court within the fortress.

  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

    No solace could her paramour intreat Her once to show, ne court, nor dalliance.

    I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.

  6. (Law)

    1. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

    2. The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.

    3. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

    4. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

      Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgment.

  7. The session of a judicial assembly.

  8. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

  9. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

    Christian court, the English ecclesiastical courts in the aggregate, or any one of them.

    Court breeding, education acquired at court.

    Court card. Same as Coat card.

    Court circular, one or more paragraphs of news respecting the sovereign and the royal family, together with the proceedings or movements of the court generally, supplied to the newspapers by an officer specially charged with such duty. [Eng.]

    Court of claims (Law), a court for settling claims against a state or government; specif., a court of the United States, created by act of Congress, and holding its sessions at Washington. It is given jurisdiction over claims on contracts against the government, and sometimes may advise the government as to its liabilities. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    Court day, a day on which a court sits to administer justice.

    Court dress, the dress prescribed for appearance at the court of a sovereign.

    Court fool, a buffoon or jester, formerly kept by princes and nobles for their amusement.

    Court guide, a directory of the names and adresses of the nobility and gentry in a town.

    Court hand, the hand or manner of writing used in records and judicial proceedings.

    Court lands (Eng. Law), lands kept in demesne, -- that is, for the use of the lord and his family.

    Court marshal, one who acts as marshal for a court.

    Court party, a party attached to the court.

    Court rolls, the records of a court. See Roll.

    Court in banc, or Court in bank, The full court sitting at its regular terms for the hearing of arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi prius.

    Court of Arches, audience, etc. See under Arches, Audience, etc.

    Court of Chancery. See Chancery, n.

    Court of Common pleas. (Law) See Common pleas, under Common.

    Court of Equity. See under Equity, and Chancery.

    Court of Inquiry (Mil.), a court appointed to inquire into and report on some military matter, as the conduct of an officer.

    Court of St. James, the usual designation of the British Court; -- so called from the old palace of St. James, which is used for the royal receptions, levees, and drawing-rooms.

    The court of the Lord, the temple at Jerusalem; hence, a church, or Christian house of worship.

    General Court, the legislature of a State; -- so called from having had, in the colonial days, judicial power; as, the General Court of Massachusetts. [U.S.]

    To pay one's court, to seek to gain favor by attentions. ``Alcibiades was assiduous in paying his court to Tissaphernes.''

    To put out of court, to refuse further judicial hearing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "the action of hearing," from Old French audience, from Latin audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nominative audiens), present participle of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from root *au- "to perceive" (cognates: Greek aisthanesthai "to feel;" Sanskrit avih, Avestan avish "openly, evidently;" Old Church Slavonic javiti "to reveal"). Meaning "formal hearing or reception" is from late 14c.; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from early 15c. (French audience retains only the older senses). Sense transferred 1855 to "readers of a book." Audience-participation (adj.) first recorded 1940.


n. 1 (context now rare English) hearing; the condition or state of hearing or listening. (from 14th c.) 2 A group of people within hearing; specifically, a large gathering of people listening to or watching a performance, speech, etc. (from 15th c.)

  1. n. a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"

  2. the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment; "every artist needs an audience"; "the broadcast reached an audience of millions"

  3. an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience" [syn: hearing]

  4. a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king" [syn: consultation, interview]

Audience (meeting)

An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in different kinds of art; some events invite overt audience participation and others allowing only modest clapping and criticism and reception.

Media audience studies have become a recognized part of the curriculum. Audience theory offers scholarly insight into audiences in general. These insights shape our knowledge of just how audiences affect and are affected by different forms of art. The biggest art form is the mass media. Films, video games, radio shows, software (and hardware), and other formats are affected by the audience and its reviews and recommendations.

In the age of easy Internet participation and citizen journalism, professional creators share space, and sometimes attention, with the public. American journalist Jeff Jarvis said, "Give the people control of media, they will use it. The corollary: Don't give the people control of media, and you will lose. Whenever citizens can exercise control, they will." Tom Curley, President of the Associated Press, similarly said, "The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place."

Audience (Ayumi Hamasaki song)

"Audience" is a song by Japanese recording artist Ayumi Hamasaki from her third studio album Duty (2001). It was released as the album's fifth and final single on 1 November 2000 by Avex Trax. Hamasaki wrote the track and Max Matsuura Lewis produced it. Dai Nagao and HΛL composed both the single and album version. The single artwork was shot by Japanese photographer Toru Kumazawa and features duplicate clones of Hamasaki, resembling an audience. Musically, "Audience" is a dance–pop and disco song.

"Audience" received positive reviews from music critics; many highlighted it from the parent album and her music career. It achieved lukewarm success in compare to her previous singles, with a peak position of number three on the Oricon Singles Chart and a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). The single remains Hamasaki's twenty–seventh best selling single in Japan. No music video was shot for the single.

Audience (disambiguation)

An audience is:

  • a person or group of (usually) people viewing a show (film, play, performance)
  • the group to which a work—such as a publication, performance, or work of art—is directed

Audience or The Audience may also refer to:

  • Audience (meeting), a formal meeting between a head of state and another person
  • Audience measurement
Audience (TV network)

Audience is an American general entertainment television network that is owned by the DirecTV division of AT&T Inc. It features a mix of original and acquired series, specials, and feature films. The network operates as a commercial-free service and broadcasts its programming without editing for content. It was originally exclusive to DirecTV. However, after AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV it became available on AT&T U-verse.

Audience (album)

Audience is the first album by British art rock band Audience, released in 1969. It was deleted shortly after its release and is now collectable in its original vinyl version. The band was soon afterwards signed by Tony Stratton-Smith to Charisma Records.

Audience (Cold War Kids song)

"Audience" (often titled as "Audience of One") is a song by American indie rock band Cold War Kids. It was the sole single off their seventh EP Behave Yourself (2010). The song was made available as a free download by the band on November 2009 before being officially released on December 1, 2009.

The song had a great response from critics who saw it as a return to form for the band. The song peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, their third top 40 hit on that chart. A music video was made for the single and premiered on January 2010.

Audience (band)

Audience is a cult British art rock band which existed from 1969 until 1972 and then from 2004 until present.

The original band consisted of Howard Werth (born Howard Alexander Werth, 26 March 1947, The Mother's Hospital, Clapton, East London) on nylon-strung electric acoustic guitar and vocals; Keith Gemmell (born Keith William Gemmell, 15 February 1948, Hackney Hospital, Hackney, East London - died 24 July 2016, Beltinge, Kent) on alto and tenor saxophone, flute and clarinet; Trevor Williams (born Trevor Leslie Williams, 19 January 1945, Hereford General Hospital, Hereford, Herefordshire on bass guitar and vocals; and Tony Connor (born Anthony John Connor, 6 April 1947, Romford, Havering) on drums and vocals.

Audience (play)

Audience is a 1991 play by British playwright Michael Frayn.

The play works on the idea that the characters in the play are actually watching the audience, expecting them to perform. The playwright of the "play" is also in the audience. The comedy ensues as Frayn holds a mirror up to the audience and they see their our own foibles as audience members. The characters are Joan, an elderly woman who is in her sixties and not entirely focused on the play with her daughter, Helena, in her forties. Charles pays more attention to his companion than the play. His companion, Amanda, is terrified of seeing anyone she knows with Charles. Bobbie is an American lady in her fifties who is with her husband, Merrill, in his seventies and is also American. Quentin is a drama teacher who is with a drama student, Lee, who doesn't want to be there. Eileen, Reginald and Wendy are a family. Wendy does not want to be there but it is her birthday treat.

Audience (company)

Audience is an American mobile voice and audio-processing company based in Mountain View, California, and is one of the 34 founding members of The Open Handset Alliance. They specialize in improving voice clarity and noise suppression for a broad range of consumer products, including cellular phones, mobile devices and PCs.

Audience is the first company to have reverse-engineered the human hearing system and model its processes onto a chip, enabling computers and mobile devices to use the same kind of “auditory intelligence” that humans employ. By using this technology in conjunction with two or more microphones, background noise is suppressed, improving the quality of the remaining voice and reducing distraction for the listener. This technology mimics the “ cocktail party effect”.

In 2010, Audience partnered with HTC to integrate their noise suppression technology into the Google Nexus One smartphone. The next year AT&T introduced eight different handsets powered by Audience's earSmart technology including the Samsung Galaxy S III Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid.

In 2013, Audience unveiled its eS515, a combination voice processor and audio codec. This single slot solution enables device manufacturers to streamline their designs, negating the need for a separate voice processor and codec.

Audience (magazine)

Audience magazine is an American literary quarterly founded in June 2004 as an ezine. It first appeared in print in June, 2006 (and as an ezine). The editor-in-chief of Audience is M. Stefan Strozier and it is published by World Audience Publishers. Audience derives its name from a literary journal of the same name published (hardcover) in America in the 1970s, and edited by Geoffrey Ward and Robert Strozier.

The work of many noted writers and artists has been published by Audience, such as Hugh Fox, Lee Stringer, Chyna, Ernest Dempsey, M. Stefan Strozier, William Harwood, Mordecai Roshwald, Matthew Glenn Ward ( Skive Magazine), Raymond Hammond ( New York Quarterly), Hareendran Kallinkeel, Anthony Rubino, Jr., William Holder, Sergey Cherepakhin, Burton H. Wolfe, Frank Romano, Louis Phillips, Kyle Torke, as well as the work of emerging writers and artists.

Usage examples of "audience".

I asked my audience if any of them wanted to volunteer to be the first aborted call in the history of radio.

But after it was over, the adjutant he had seen the previous day ceremoniously informed Bolkonski that the Emperor desired to give him an audience.

Little Court, to gain admittance if you may, with a request for audience with Prince Benedicte.

Both were launched with great support from the advertising community and, in the case of Working Mother, the audience.

Edgar, came jostling after to share her knee with her scripts and suckle at her bosom while she learned her lines, yet she was always word-perfect even when she played two parts in the one night, Ophelia or Juliet and then, say, Little Pickle, the cute kid in the afterpiece, for the audiences of those days refused to leave the theatre after a tragedy unless the players changed costumes and came back to give them a little something extra to cheer them up again.

It was a formal audience room to which we were conducted, albeit a small one.

One idea was to record the thoughts of various world leaders, and large packages of Beatles albums and Apple releases were shipped off to Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi and others, together with an invitation to record a spoken-word album explaining their philosophy to a worldwide audience of young people.

The Epilogue over, Mistress Dubois, Betterton, and the pretty boy who played Amoroso linked hands and were bowing to the audience, which was on its feet again, applauding the actors.

It does not, I should suppose, lie in the way of The Century, whose general audience on both sides of the Atlantic takes only an amused interest in this singular revival of a traditional literary animosity--an anachronism in these tolerant days when the reading world cares less and less about the origin of literature that pleases it--it does not lie in the way of The Century to do more than report this phenomenal literary effervescence.

The royal audience chamber is to be apsidal, lined with benches in elegant contemporary woods.

Moreover, because touchy subjects arouse emotion, they are especially useful for the writer who knows that arousing the emotions of his audience is the test of his skill.

The general pathos of the idea disabled the criticism of the audience, composed of the authoress and the reader, blinding perhaps both to not a little that was neither brilliant nor poetic.

Fair One with Golden Locks, that Avenant another ambassador from the king her suitor, awaited an audience.

Quels motifs pouvaient-elles avoir eus pour lui accorder une si longue audience?

This set off a spark of laughter from those in the audience who agreed the Baptist was probably a lunatic, thinking himself the reincarnation of some ancient prophet.