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audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯ-də-bəl\

Simple Definition of audible

  • : heard or able to be heard

Full Definition of audible

  1. :  heard or capable of being heard

au·di·bil·i·typlay \ˌȯ-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
au·di·blyplay \ˈȯ-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


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audible

noun au·di·ble

Definition of audible

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



1961

First Known Use of audible

1961


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audible

verb au·di·ble

Definition of audible

audibledaudibling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

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



1974

First Known Use of audible

1974


Medical Dictionary

audible

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adjective au·di·ble \ˈȯd-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of audible

  1. :  heard or capable of being heard

  2. au·di·bil·i·ty \ˌȯd-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural au·di·bil·i·ties
    au·di·bly \ˈȯd-ə-blē\play adverb




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