HyperDic: performance

English > 5 senses of the word performance:
NOUNcommunicationperformance, public presentationa dramatic or musical entertainment
actperformancethe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
actperformance, execution, carrying out, carrying into actionthe act of performing
actperformanceany recognized accomplishment
processperformance, operation, functioningprocess or manner of functioning or operating
performance > pronunciation
Soundsperfao'rmahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > performance: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA dramatic or musical entertainment.
Examples
  • "they listened to ten different performances"
  • "the play ran for 100 performances"
  • "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
Synonympublic presentation
Partsfinale, codaThe closing section of a musical composition
Narroweract, routine, number, turn, bitA short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
benefitA performance to raise money for a charitable cause
concertA performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
pianismperformance by or technique of a pianist
play readingperformance of a play by a group of readers
premiereThe first public performance of a play or movie
recitalperformance of music or dance especially by soloists
rendition, renderingA performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
song and dancetheatrical performance combining singing and dancing
spectacularA lavishly produced performance
theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionicsA performance of a play
world premiere(music) the first public performance (as of a dramatic or musical work) anywhere in the world
BroadershowA social event involving a public performance or entertainment
Spanishactuación, ejecución, f, función, interpretación, performance, presentación, presentación publica, realización, representación, sesión
Catalanfunció, representació, sessió
Verbsperformgive a performance (of something)
English > performance: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment.
Examples
  • "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"
  • "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
Partsacting, playing, playacting, performingThe performance of a part or role in a drama
Narrowerdramatic production, dramatic performanceThe act of performing a drama
encoreAn extra or repeated performance
extemporization, extemporisation, improvisationA performance given extempore without planning or preparation
juggle, jugglingThrowing and catching several objects simultaneously
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deceptionAn illusory feat
musical performanceThe act of performing music
one-night standA performance in one place on one night only
program, programmeA performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
rendition, rendering, interpretationThe act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
swan song, last hurrahA final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
Broaderpresentation, presentment, demonstrationA show or display
Spanishactuación, interpretación
Catalanactuació, interpretació
English > performance: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
Examples
  • "they criticised his performance as mayor"
  • "experience generally improves performance"
Synonymsexecution, carrying out, carrying into action
Narrowerlinguistic performance(linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations
mechanism, mechanicsThe technical aspects of doing something
officiationThe performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
specific performanceThe performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishactuación, cumplimiento, desempeño, ejecución, realización
Catalanactuació, compliment, execució, realització
Verbsperformcarry out or perform an action
English > performance: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAny recognized accomplishment.
Examples
  • "they admired his performance under stress"
  • "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
Narroweroverachievementbetter than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
underachievementpoorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
Broaderaccomplishment, achievementThe action of accomplishing something
Spanishdesempeño, rendimiento
English > performance: 5 senses > noun 5, process
MeaningProcess or manner of functioning or operating.
Examples
  • "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"
  • "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
Synonymsoperation, functioning
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishfuncionalidad, funcionamiento, función, marcha, operatividad
Catalanfunció, funcionalitat, funcionament, operativitat

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