adjective au·di·ble \ˈ-də-bəl\

: heard or able to be heard

Full Definition of AUDIBLE

:  heard or capable of being heard
au·di·bil·i·ty \ˌ-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
au·di·bly \ˈ-də-blē\ adverb

Examples of AUDIBLE

  1. Her voice was barely audible over the noise.
  2. He let out an audible sigh.

Origin of AUDIBLE

Late Latin audibilis, from Latin audire to hear; akin to Greek aisthanesthai to perceive, Sanskrit āvis evidently
First Known Use: 1529

Rhymes with AUDIBLE



Definition of AUDIBLE

:  a substitute offensive or defensive play called at the line of scrimmage in football

First Known Use of AUDIBLE



audibledaudibling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of AUDIBLE

intransitive verb
:  to call an audible <audibled to a pass play — Peter King>

First Known Use of AUDIBLE

AUDIBLING Defined for Kids


adjective au·di·ble \ˈ-də-bəl\

Definition of AUDIBLE for Kids

:  loud enough to be heard
au·di·bly \-blē\ adverb <sighing audibly>

Word Root of AUDIBLE

The Latin word audīre, meaning to hear or to listen, gives us the root aud. Words from the Latin audīre have to do with hearing. Anything audible is loud enough to be heard. An audience is a group of people who listen to or watch a performance. Anything auditory is related to the sense of hearing.
Medical Dictionary


adjective au·di·ble \ˈd-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of AUDIBLE

:  heard or capable of being heard
au·di·bil·i·ty \ˌd-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural au·di·bil·i·ties
au·di·bly \ˈd-ə-blē\ adverb


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