audience

英 [ˈɔː.di.əns]      美 [ˈɑː.di.əns]
  • n. 观众;听众;读者;接见
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audience 听众

来自audible,听得见的,-ence,名词后缀。

audience (n.)
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.
1. My audience certainly isn't the proverbial man in the street.
我的观众当然不是街上的平头百姓。
2. The offending comment was in fact a heckle from an audience member.
这番冒犯性的话实际上是一名观众的诘难。
3. They would always come out and warm up the audience.
他们总是会出来调动观众情绪。
4. Say's writings reached a wide audience during his lifetime.
在塞伊有生之年,他的作品拥有大量的读者。
5. After the show, the audience deserts the Blackpool streets.
演出结束后,观众从布莱克浦的大街上消失了踪迹。