English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'audience'

(noun) 
Definition
a group of spectators or listeners at a concert or play
The entire audience broke into loud applause.
Synonyms
spectators
,
company
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
,
house
They played in front of a packed house.
,
crowd
When the song finished, the crowd went wild.
,
gathering
He spoke today before a large gathering of world leaders.
, ,
assembly
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
,
viewers
,
listeners
,
patrons
,
congregation
Most members of the congregation arrive a few minutes before the service.
,
turnout
It was a marvellous afternoon with a huge turnout of people.
,
onlookers
,
throng
An official pushed through the throng.
,
assemblage
a chaotic assemblage of drifters and ruffians
(noun) 
Definition
the people reached by a book, film, or radio or television programme
She began to find a receptive audience for her work.
Synonyms
public
She won't do anything that makes her look bad to her public.
, ,
following
Rugby League enjoys a huge following.
,
fans
,
devotees
,
fanbase
,
aficionados
(noun) 
Definition
a formal interview
The Prime Minister will seek an audience with the Queen today.
Synonyms
interview
There'll be an interview with the Chancellor after the break.
, ,
hearing
a means of giving a candidate a fair hearing
, , ,
consultation
A personal diet plan is devised after a consultation with a nutritionist.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assemblage
Definition
a collection or group of things
a chaotic assemblage of drifters and ruffians
in the sense of assembly
Definition
a number of people gathered together for a meeting
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
in the sense of company
Definition
a number of people gathered together
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.

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